Ball State Class of '09: Seth White

BallStateInsider.com will continue the tradition of highlighting each player that signs a letter of intent for a given class. This time around it is the class of 2009. Here is a brief scouting report on each of the 22 players in the class. Today we have the 21st of those 22 installments.

Seth White, 5-9 180 WR, Columbus, OH (Bexley)

What he brings: Seth is a dynamic athlete. Great speed and quickness and a lot of wiggle, which makes him elusive in the open field. Seth also has enough power in his frame to take on a DB or S for extra yards. Having see Seth on film, in Ball State's camp last season and this spring in practice, I can say that his hands are not an issue, like you would typically be concerned with when a player switches positions. Seth is a natural hand catcher. Seth has great physical tools and will be used in a myriad of ways throughout his career – running, catching and maybe passing as well. Seth graduated early from High School and has been on campus this spring and that has afforded him the opportunity to work out and practice with the Cardinals this spring. This is something that will certainly speed his progression.

Areas of improvement: Like I said earlier, Seth is switching positions, which is of slight concern. Although he played QB in high school, Seth was more of a running and slashing type of QB than a thrower. Plus, he played WR before switching to QB later in his prep career. But those areas bring up concerns with route running and blocking, which I am sure he is already addressing with the Ball State coaching staff.

BallStateInsider.com grade: I can already tell you that Seth will be in the mix to start this fall. He is already listed as a starter on the spring depth chart and he lined up with the first unit during last Saturday's scrimmage. Seth is a wonderful athlete and will pay dividends in Coach Stan Parrish's wide open offensive attack. Look for Coach to use Seth in a lot of different ways and look for Seth to respond with some big numbers throughout his career as a Cardinal.


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