This summer was supposed to be Cedric Whitaker's first full one with the Newport Harbor High football team.
The running back's summer with the Sailors did not last long.
While the Sailors on Thursday wrapped up their final practice until mid-August, Whitaker spent the day in Oakland, where he said he has been for the last seven weeks. Whitaker, a first-team All-Sunset League pick last season, said he left the team in June because he did not have a place to stay in Newport Beach during the summer.
Whitaker said he plans to be in Newport Beach next month, when his cousin, Paul Simpson, comes back to town from a business trip.
If Whitaker returns next month to live with Simpson, he still might not have a football team to play for in the upcoming season. He is aware of the possibility of last season being his final one in high school.