White Turns Heads at Pro Day

While most eyes were focused on Orson Charles, another former Georgia tight end made noise at Pro Day in Athens.

Aron White, a senior who finished with nine catches, 101 yards and four touchdowns in 2011, posted suprising numbers at his workout Monday.

The native of Columbia, Mo., ran a 4.63 in the 40-yard dash, benched 225 22 times and leaped 33.75 in the vertical.

"As far as times and numbers I felt like I definitely exceeded expectations," White said. "I hope I turned some heads out there."

White has spent the last two months with renowned trainer Ryan Goldin honing his skills in each combine-style event.

"I felt great about today," White said. "I really feel like Goldin did an adequate job working me out. My body has never felt this good. I got more flexible and stronger, I gained all good weight and changed my diet."

Charles is considered a top three prospect at tight end, which cast White under the radar in terms of performing in front of numerous scouts and executives at the event.

He made the most of his opportunity, posting a 9'8" broad jump and finishing the shuttle in 4.1 seconds. Goldin described White's work in position drills catching passes as "perfect."

"Hopefully I garnered enough attention that I'm a guy who has his name called at the draft," White said. "I feel like I surprised some teams and hopefully somebody saw me. If somebody will take a chance, if that's the way to say it, I think it will be worth it."

White intends to continue training with Goldin in the coming months, saying his training will shift from "Pro Day work to more football skills. I've got a lot of work to do and more good weight to gain."

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