First Look: 2010 Prospect Outstanding in Camp

As the younger brother of future Spartans Myles and Mitchell (2008 class), Livonia Stevenson running back Austin White has the pedigree to be a coveted commodity for the 2010 class. He's already turning heads and his father says big-time programs are sending out serious feelers. Click through for an introduction to this promising athlete from southeast Michigan …

Austin White, the younger brother of 2008 Michigan State commits Myles (on scholarship) and Mitchell White (walk-on), had a great camp at Ohio State last weekend.

His father, Michael White, concurs.

"He had a pretty outstanding day, actually," Mr. White says. "I thought he did extremely well on the drills they put him through. … I thought he was extraordinary in the common drills they went through — the cone drills, things of that nature."

But the third installment of the White family, a 2010 prospect who plays for Livonia Stevenson, didn't just do well in the solitary drills.

"His one-on-ones, to me, were probably fresher and better than many of the kids I did see," his dad says.

Being the little brother in the family, to a pair of twins, can have benefits and drawbacks. Not only did Austin do well according to a parent, but he also passed a test in the eyes of a couple of his harshest critics.

"His older brothers ... always critique him in everything," Mr. White says, so when they gave the youngest a thumbs-up, dad knew he wasn't just wearing rose-colored glasses.

As someone with an expert opinion, how far along is Austin in an athletic and football sense compared to his older brothers?

"Austin is further along than Mitchell and Myles were at this time," the White patriarch says. "(At this point in their development) Mitchell and Myles were discovering that they had potential to be where those folks were that they had gone up against (at similar camps.)

"… From my perspective he is further along than both Mitchell and Myles and (they) will tell you that, too."

While Austin cannot be heavily recruited until he is a junior next fall, he is getting plenty of attention. His father reports the teams that are "extremely interested" are the Spartans, Michigan, Notre Dame and Iowa.

"September 1, I think he'll end up with a lot of attention from those schools for early offers," Michael says.


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