Official Visit Could Land ISU Commitment

Iowa State is the clear leader for a standout linebacker from John Foster Dulles High School in Houston, Texas, who figures to gradually move into a rush defensive end.

Troy White has one scholarship offer from the Cyclones and is also receiving interest from TCU, LSU and Colorado State. He will take his visit to Ames in January and ISU fans could expect a commitment at that point.

"I would have to say that Iowa State's at the top of my list," said White, who led his team to an 8-3 record and into the second round of Texas' Class 5A playoffs. "I just like the school and program they've got there. It's really the facilities and atmosphere I see on TV that I like. I can't wait to take a visit to check out everything. I guess I would commit to Iowa State on my official visit or after that. I just want to check everything out first."

White had played defensive end the past three seasons and moved to middle linebacker this fall. A three-year starter, White posted 49 solo tackles and 22 assisted stops as a junior.

Cyclone assistant coach DeMontie Cross has indicated that he's being recruited with the expectation of becoming a rush end.

"They want me to play defensive end," White said. "But all of the other schools want me to play middle linebacker. It doesn't matter where I end up, because I like both. My speed and awareness are my positives and should allow me to make big plays at either place."

John Foster Dulles' season ended in the playoffs with a loss to Elsik in the second round. It had finished second in District 19-5A.

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