The 5-foot-9, 180-pound running back did recently get to talk with new Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads and he quickly liked what Rhoads had to say. "He seems like a pretty cool guy and he was just telling me that he watched my film and that he really liked it," said White. "He told me that I'm one of his main guys and that he can't wait to get me up there. He also told me that he's going to come down soon to meet my parents."
James also had an interesting experience over the holidays down in Texas. "I ran into Devin McDowell at the mall and we remembered each other from my visit," he said. "He told me he was surprised that Coach Chizik had left but that the team was feeling good about the future."