RB James White Profile
"It went real good," White said. "The game was a lot of fun, even though they lost. They played really well in the first half and I think that's a program that's starting to turn things around. I think they'll be really good in the next few years. It was very loud and the atmosphere was great."
White, the 5-foot-10, 200-pound three-star running back from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has helped lead his team to a perfect 11-0 record and the second round of the playoffs. White has rushed for over 900 yards. He also has about 180 yards receiving and 17 total touchdowns.
Currently ranked as the No. 68 running back in the country by Scout.com, White says he's narrowed down his list to four favorites but refuses to name a leader between Clemson, Michigan State, North Carolina State and Wisconsin. All have offered.
He just took his most recent official visit to Michigan State this past weekend (Nov. 21).
"It went real good," White said about his visit. "The game was a lot of fun, even though they lost. They played really well in the first half and I think that's a program that's starting to turn things around. I think they'll be really good in the next few years."
White says the Spartans fans were a highlight.
"It was very loud and the atmosphere was great," he said. "The student section is amazing. I love how dedicated they are. They chant the whole game and do the wave and just have fun."
His player-host was Spartans junior tight end Charlie Gantt. "He was cool," White said. "He says that Michigan State is a great place and that I've just got to choose for myself."
This upcoming weekend, Nov. 28, White will be taking an official visit to North Carolina State.
"I like the program," he said. "I think they're a lot like Michigan State. I think they're up-and-coming.
"Coach Tom O'Brien is a good coach and they had a lot of injuries this year," he said about the Wolfpack's disappointing 4-7 season.
"He's a very passionate person and is very passionate about football. He loves football and he'll turn them around."
White says the school that is recruiting him the hardest is the one he took his first official (on Sept. 4) visit to – Wisconsin.
"I get letters and calls from all the coaches," he said. "They said they breed running backs there and they'd love for me to be the next big Badgers back."
Although it wasn't an official visit, White was also in attendance at the Clemson/Florida State game on Nov. 7.
"Clemson is a great place," he said. "I love how the fans are. They have some of the best fans. They go crazy there."
White also likes the Tigers history of running backs.
"They always produce great running backs," he said. "I like the offense they run and I think it could fit me. They're also a team that is still getting better too."
He says he may head back to Clemson for an official visit.
"I don't have anything set yet," he said. "We'll see how our playoffs go. I'm still pretty open. It's not like I know where I'm gonna go and am just waiting. I haven't decided yet."
He says one of his main criteria will be finding a "home away from home."
White plans to major in accounting and reports a 3.5 core GPA and a 1080 SAT.
RB discusses favorites after official
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