SAN RAMON, Calif. -- Concord (Calif.) De La Salle cornerback Tre White has been getting some love from Pac-12 schools, including Washington State, Cal, Washington, Oregon State and several schools in the Mountain West, including Nevada and Hawaii, as well as Nebraska. Northern Colorado offered on Wednesday, the first school to pull the trigger.
Last season, White had three interceptions, two pick-sixes (one at Long Beach Poly, one against Servite and another against Orange Lutheran), but missed six games with a fractured fibula.
"It was against Del Oro, and somebody came in and my leg whipped, and I fractured it," he said. White still came back for the state title game.
White, who stands at 6-foot, 175 pounds, admits he "got a little fat" while on the shelf with his injury, but he's well on his way to getting back on track.
The six games missed, White said, "definitely hurt" when it's come to getting some recruiting attention, but a local school is coming in: California.
"I actually met with him on Wednesday, and we had a good talk," said White, who's now been out to Cal twice in the span of a week. "He called me a great cover-2 corner, but he definitely said that he wanted to see a little bit more man [coverage] from me."
That's where missing six games hurts -- that's six fewer games of coverage that White has on tape.
"We do play man, but it's not as much," White said.
Of course, White can't do much if teams are throwing to the other side of the field. In the 10 games that he did play, he allowed just four catches. Local teams who've seen White did not throw to his side of the field much, this season.