Double Trouble

Haines City opponents in Central, Fla. have been seeing double for too long now as twin brothers and offensive line prospects <b>Troy and Tria White</b> have given opponents fits both on the football field and on the hard court. The twins have several verbal offers already, and they name an early leader.

"We've gotten verbal offers from Auburn, Alabama, and UConn right now," said Troy White. "That's where we are planning on camping at those schools this summer as well."

Looking nearly identical, Tria White said that his brother Troy was the bigger of the two. "He's 285, and I'm 280," said White about the difference between them that only the twins and a scale might notice.

The two big men move extremely well and took place in a 7 v 7 tournament hosted at Evangel Christian in Lakeland. It was no surprise to find out that they excelled in other sports as well.

"We play basketball too. I think we averaged 14 and 15 points per game. We sub in and out for eachother the whole game."

So there's always a fresh 6-5 and 280 pound White on the court. Combining for 29 points per game, the rotation seems to have worked nicely.

The White twins' future is on the football field though, and each brother likes the same team for the same reason.

"Auburn is our favorite team. We've been liking them for a long time. Our cousin Wayne Gandy played up there. We stay in touch with him a lot."

When asked about the teams that they were most interested, the Whites fired off the teams that had recruited them the hardest to this point: Auburn, Alabama, and UCONN. Knowing that they are going to have unlimited options come signing day of 2006, I asked them if they offers from every school they were interested in the country, who would be their Top 5. They answered together plugging in teams.

"Auburn, Florida, Alabama, Miami, and Florida State," said Troy and Tria together. "Auburn would still be our favorite right now."

Troy and Tria White are going to be a big loss to the Haines City team when they finish the 2005 season, but they are going to be two of the top offensive line prospects in the south this year.

Seeing Double?

Another interesting note at the 7v7 on Saturday was that there were at least four D1 linemen on the field, the White twins, and also the Pouncey twins from Lakeland.

James and Lashawn Pouncey flank super sophomore Chris Rainey. Lakeland won the State Championship last year, and with Class of '07 players like these three, Lakeland is going to be a force to be reckoned with for the next several years.

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