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He’s ‘an inspiration’: fans welcome Ahkello Witherspoon to 49ers on social media

Meet Ahkello Witherspoon, 49ers 3rd-round pick and Sacramento's own super bloomer

Ahkello Witherspoon weighed less than 100 pounds as a freshman at Christian Brothers High School. Now he's double that weight and headed to the San Francisco 49ers as a third-round draft choice.
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Ahkello Witherspoon weighed less than 100 pounds as a freshman at Christian Brothers High School. Now he's double that weight and headed to the San Francisco 49ers as a third-round draft choice.

Sacramento native and Colorado cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon earned the 49ers’ third-round draft pick Friday.

Witherspoon is a former Christian Brothers High School product, a late bloomer with an interesting journey.

Here’s what social media has to say about the pick:

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