Talented 2010 Linebacker Talks Recruiting

This standout from Troy talks football and recruiting.

Troy, Ala.--Linebacker is a position of need for the Auburn Tigers in the 2010 class, and one of the players that will get a long hard look in the coming 12 months is talented Jawara White from Charles Henderson High.

A playmaker that lines up at linebacker and defensive end on defense and is the school's all-time leading receiver on offense, the 6-2, 215-pounder possesses plenty of athleticism and speed to be an outstanding linebacker on the next level.

As a junior White had a solid season for the Trojans with 81 tackles and six sacks on defense. He also led the team in receiving as both a wide receiver and tight end. He earned honorable mention All-State honors as an athlete.

With a good frame, speed (4.5 40-yard dash), and versatility, it's no surprise that White has already started hearing from schools all across the country. In addition to offers from Auburn and Southern Miss, he says he's receiving interest from a variety of schools.

"I get mail from Oregon and LSU daily," White says. "Cal (California), Georgia, Florida State, Clemson, North Carolina, Alabama and a few other schools."

With an early offer from Auburn, White says at the moment he's not sure what to think about the Tigers because of a change in coaching staffs. With plans to check things out in the coming months, White says right now he doesn't have an opinion on Gene Chizik and his staff.

"I don't have any thoughts on them yet because I haven't met them," White says. "I'm the type of person that I won't speak about them until I actually meet them and talk to them."

With many players already committing for the 2010 class despite still being juniors, White says he has no plans to make an early decision and is taking his time with the process.

A member of the Trojans' basketball and track teams, White also runs the 4x100 and 4x200 relays and he adds occasionally he runs the individual races as well. He reports a personal best 100 meter time of 11 seconds.

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