White Talks TCU Offer

Desoto, TX quarterback Desmon White added a TCU offer on Thursday.

In this day and age of high school and college football, size sometimes has it limits. For Desoto, TX quarterback Desmon White, he puts those limits to a test.

At 5-foot-7, 150-pounds, White is never going to be the biggest player on the football field. But, in most cases, he's the most talented. White has put up video game numbers in his career at Desoto while directing the Eagles to one of the most prolific high school offenses in the nation from his quarterback position. Yes, quarterback.

White again has the Eagles soaring high in 2013, leading them to a 7-0 record and No. 2 ranking in Class 5A in Texas. Desoto is also ranked No. 4 in the FoxSports Top 50. In seven games White has thrown for 1,881 yards with 17 touchdowns and just 2 interceptions. He's also rushed for 867 yards (10.45 ypc) and 11 more scores. In last week's 62-42 win over Midlothian he totaled 434 yards with 5 scores.

Strangely, White's recruitment was quiet through most of the process. That changed a few weeks ago when UNT offered the playmaker and White quickly jumped on the opportunity.

However, as of last Thursday, two teams have now entered the picture with White receiving his first offer from a BCS conference school; TCU.

The offer came a few days after White visited TCU's campus for the Frogs game against Kansas.

"They're a great team and it's a nice campus. I've been to camps up there and seen the locker room," he said. "They have great fans and it's a real nice school to go to. They're also a Big 12 school."

With the Frogs already holding two commitments from 2014 quarterbacks, White says the Frogs love his speed and see him as the type of playmaker that can catch the ball and make plays in the return game.

"They want me to come in and play receiver and do kick return and punt return," he said. "They want me use my speed and get to the edge on fly sweep plays and stuff like that."

Although he's played quarterback his whole career, White admits that he's known all along that due to his size he would have to make a position switch at the collegiate level. It's a switch he's perfectly fine with.

"I knew all along that I was going to have to play receiver and that no big schools were going to want me to come in and play quarterback," White said. "But I'm alright with playing receiver and doing kick returns and stuff like that as long as I'm playing football. They said they need some playmakers and they said I could come in and be one of those instant playmakers for the offense."

White is being recruited to TCU by receivers coach Curtis Luper and recruiting coordinator Kenny Perry.

"They're all nice coaches and we all got along when I came up for the Kansas game," he said. "They're just all really nice coaches."

TCU has built a nice pipeline to Desoto in recent years with Cam White and David Porter and currently have a commitment from White's teammate Nick Orr. White says Orr has encouraged him since the summer about TCU.

"He was telling me that he thought TCU was going to offer me since the summer ever since he committed," White said. "He's been talking to me a lot about TCU and how it's a good school. He wants me to come too."

With two offers on the table and one now from a Big 12 program, White has a tough decision. He maintains that he's still committed to the Mean Green, but the offer from the Horned Frogs is one he will continue to discuss with his parents and coaches.

"Right now I really don't know. Right now I'm committed to North Texas still but I'm going to look into everything and talk to my parents and coaches about it," he said.

TCU and UNT may be the only schools that have offered, but others are showing him increased interest. For now, he's letting the process play out for a moment.

"I still believe there are some more schools are going to come and a lot of schools have been contacting me lately," he said. "I'm just going to let everything play out for now."

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