According to Scout.com, Whaley is the No. 8 running back and No. 142 overall player in the Class of 2016. The 6’0”, 195-pound running back from Beaumont, Texas rushed for 1,530 yards and 21 touchdowns in his senior season. As a junior, Whaley rushed for 1,246 yards and scored 11 touchdowns.
The Razorbacks also have verbal commitments from four-star wide receiver Kiel Pollard and three-star quarterback Cole Kelley.