12 true freshmen and 12 junior-college transfers join the Knights.
-Appeared in four games with two starts (2 3B) in junior season
-Scored his first two runs as a Knight against Sienna (2/14)
Prior to UCF -Spent two years at the College of Southern Nevada in which he made first team all-conference his freshman campaign while hitting .354 with 56 RBI at third base -Graduated from Green Valley High School in 2011 and manned first, second and third base while playing for head coach Nick Garitano -As a senior, made second team all-state at third base -Was a four-year scholar athlete at Green Valley while graduating with an advance honors diploma
Personal -Born in Las Vegas, Nev. -Son of Jeff and Gina Whiteaker -Has two brothers, Jake Whiteaker and Anthony Hatch, and one sister, Brittannee Hatch -Major is Sport and Exercise Science