Dorman High School -- Roebuck, South Carolina
Wide receiver. 6'3" 208 pounds.
Rivals Rank: Three stars; #62 wide receiver.
ESPN Rank: Three stars; #118 wide receiver.
Scout Rank: Three stars; #87 wide receiver.
247 Rank: Three stars; #79 wide receiver.
Key Offers: Georgia Tech, Harvard, Maryland, Michigan State
Following J.J. Arcega-Whiteside's senior season, the accolades gathered at his feet like fallen leaves on an autumn afternoon. He collected 108 receptions for 1,824 yards and 20 touchdowns, statistics which earned him the Gatorade Player of the Year for South Carolina, a spot in the state's 2015 Shrine Bowl, and a position on the 2015 Parade All-America team alongside new teammate Trent Irwin.
Arcega-Whiteside used his size and speed to accumulate those impressive high school numbers. Highlights from his senior season show him outleaping defenders on deep balls, running through linebackers over the middle, and sprinting past the defense on screens and underneath routes. He also excels at catches in traffic, a rare attribute for a prep player and something that will serve him well at the next level.
The Cardinal currently has a great deal of wide receiver depth, with Devon Cajuste, Michael Rector, and Francis Owusu likely sitting atop the depth chart and incoming freshman Trent Irwin challenging for playing time, so it would be a surprise to see anything from Arcega-Whiteside in 2015. But considering the talent waiting at the quarterback position (Ryan Burns, Keller Chryst, and K.J. Costello), there's no doubt that he'll develop into a mainstay of the Stanford offense in years to come.