LSU wants Devin White to stay home

What's the primary recruiting pitch LSU uses to reel in its top RB target?

Devin White is the only running back LSU has targeted in the 2016 class.

That's helped sell him on becoming Tigers. But what else stands out from his conversations with the LSU coaching staff?

"[They tell me to] come here and get great coaching," White told Scout's Chad Simmons at The Opening. "It’s your home state. There’s nothing like playing for the people you love and grew up around.”

White, at nearly 260 pounds, barely missed the cut of the SPARQ championships last week after running a sub-4.5 40-yard dash. He has the size to play defense but is 100 percent a running back.

LSU wants him to be the next in line behind Leonard Fournette, Darrel Williams, Nicholas Brossette and Derrius Guice.

“There aren’t too many running backs like me," White said. "I’m a bigger back that runs fast with my size, and that’s something you won’t find that much.”

Steve Ensminger has been LSU's lead recruiter for White, and Frank Wilson has built a solid relationship with him as well. That's helped propel the Tigers near the top of his board.

White recently released a Top 10 that included LSU with schools like Ole Miss, Alabama and Arkansas among others. White doesn't plan to commit until late in the cycle.

What will be most important when he does finally decide?

“Being able to trust the coaching staff," White said. "My future is in their hands, whoever the school might be, and I want them to set me up for success."

Check out the video interview below for more from White.




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