|By Jamie Newberg
Kregg Lumpkin #6
|By Scott Kennedy
6-0 215, 4.5
College Park (Ga.) Banneker HS
School Preferences - UGA, Florida, LSU, Georgia Tech, FSU
Junior Stats - 152 tackles, 5 ints, 7 sacks, 5 forced fumbles. 7 defensive TD's
Comments - Plays with a lot of speed Good instincts and loves contact. Leading tackler as a sophomore and a junior on teams that included 2001 UGA signee Greg Blue and 2002 4 star LB prospectTyrone Cox.
Other Sports - Track and Basketball. Runs the 100 (10.9), 200, and 4X100. Averages better than 12 points a game on the basketball squad at guard.
Misc. - : Returning South Fulton County Defensive Player of the year.
Academic: 3.3 GPA, 1170 PSAT
Profle 2003 - Larry White (LB)
Tackling Machine. That's the first description that comes to mind when hearing about Larry White. White has led Banneker in tackling as both a sophomore and a junior while occupying a defense that included all stars Greg Blue and Tyrone Cox. He had 152 tackles and a nose for the ball, forcing 12 turnovers and scoring 7 defensive TD's last season.
Banneker lost a lot of seniors this past season, but they will be returning the tackling machine Larry White. It's not out of the question to think that he could get 200 tackles on a young team that will rely on him for a lot of leadership. That's an assumption that has not escaped the attention of White either. "I'd like to finish the season with 175 tackles, 10 sacks, 7 INT's, and 4 defensive touchdowns this coming season," said White. "When it's all said and done, I'd like to have my choice of schools to go to at the end of the season. Those are the personal goals I have set for myself this year."
When it comes to the school of his choice, White is looking the hardest at UGA, Florida, LSU, Georgia Tech, and Florida State. "I haven't thought about any camps that I'm going to yet this summer, but all of those schools want me to come visit them."
White is a standout both on and off the field and should not have any trouble qualifying. "Right now I have a 3.3 GPA, and I got a 117 on my PSAT, which is like getting a 1170 on the SAT. I'm taking the SAT for the first time on March 16th."
While he is to modest to say it, his numbers back up the statement that White has the quintessential skills to star at linebacker. When asked what makes him a standout player, White responded with what sounds like music to the ears of defensive coordinators around the nation, "I'm quick, and I love contact. I also have good instincts, so I can see the play develop fast."
Fast, mean, and smart, the three things that make the best linebackers so near and dear to our hearts. Larry White is all three and then some.
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