Media Information Director
DPS Office of Athletics
On the ground or through the air, DCP-Northwestern High quarterback Danny Whitt has his coach’s confidence that he’ll do whatever it takes to get the victory.
“His value to our team is about as high as you can get,’’ Colts’ head football coach Jimmy Hill said of Whitt, the Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week.
“In my opinion, he’s the best quarterback in the league. I thought he was the best last year. He runs our no-huddle offense to perfection. I can signal everything to him. Sometimes I just nod my head and he knows what I mean.”
Whitt, a 6-0, 180-pound senior, meant business last Friday in leading DCP-Northwestern’s 45-0 victory against Osborn to open the league season and lift the Colts’ record to 2-0 overall.
Amassing a total of 330 yards offensively, Whitt completed 15 of 25 pass attempts for 225 yards, including touchdown passes of 50 and 17 yards. He also ran the ball nine times for 105 yards.
“He’s equal as a dual threat quarterback,’’ Hill said. “He can run as well as he can pass. The most important thing is he’s a leader. Everybody on the team believes in him.”
Whitt played wide receiver his first two seasons before taking over as the Colts’ starting quarterback last season. He’s attracting attention from college recruiters, mainly from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference but also from Eastern Michigan, Indiana State, Southern Illinois and some of the other mid-majors.
The Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week award is representative of the league’s top boys’ and girls’ athletes. The award is presented by the DPS Office of Athletics and is sponsored by Detroit-area McDonald’s owner-operators