Those were the words of Battle Creek Central head coach Doug Bess when talking about JC transfer Anthony White who verballed to Michigan State earlier this week. White announced his commitment on his Facebook page on January 25th.
"He's very good. He's big and very quick and very, very strong. It's been three years since he's been with us. He went to prep school after he left us and then he went to Fort Scott, but as a senior in high school he set the then set state record for the deadlift at 655-lbs. He also benched pressed 405-lbs," said Best.
White, who was known as Rashad White to his family and friends, but became known as Anthony during his Fort Scott days, was determined to make himself into a player according to Bess.
"Here's the thing with Rashad, his freshman year, he broke his foot and couldn't play. His second year, he was ineligible. Then we got him eligible and really he only played two years, those were his first two years of playing football, but we could tell during those two years that he was going to be really good.
White spent a year at Cincinnati Harmony Prep school before moving to Fort Scott and after watching his progress, he earned a scholarship to Michigan State.
"I think MSU is a good fit for me. They told me they like my quick feet and mostly they like the maturity I've shown since going to prep school and junior college," White told the Battle Creek Enquirer.
"He is going to be a steal, he's underneath the radar and a lot of people don't know about him, but it wouldn't surprise me at all if he came right in and played and played a lot," said Bess.
Spartans fans are hoping that White does just that.
Watch YouTube highlight video of White doing work for Fort Scott CC.