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Clinton defensive back Kam White talks Mississippi State junior day and his current list of options.

One of Mississippi's top prospects, Kam White of Clinton, already holds five major college scholarship offers. With more tenders on the way, White is expected to put together one of his state's top offer sheets. As one of the top defensive backs in the Magnolia State, White will have a lot to consider before making his college decision.

"Right now, I have offers from Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Southern Miss, Tennessee and Iowa State," Kam White said. "I was hoping to have offers from the in state schools pretty early, but I am a little surprised to have the offers from Tennessee and Iowa State. I wasn't expecting them at least not this early."

White has attended junior day events at both Memphis and Mississippi State. The Bulldogs were the first college program to extend an offer to the Clinton High School superstar. The emotion of that moment has not been lost on White despite the other offers that have arrived.

"I was really excited when Mississippi State offered," White explained. "It was great to get an SEC offer first and I will never forget what that felt like. It motivated me too. It may think that more offers were going to be coming too. It made me realize that my hard work was paying off."

Mississippi State had the chance to host White as an unofficial visitor recently. The three star standout reports that his return visit to campus was a positive experience.

"Coach (Greg) Knox was there joking with me like he always does," White said. "I had a good time up there and I got to meet with Coach (Dan) Mullen. Coach Mullen told me that they really want me to be a Bulldog. He said that they really want me up there bad and that he wants me to be a part of the Bulldog family."

White is doing his best to keep an open mind about the recruiting process, but he admits that he has some private thoughts about his future. He is just not quite ready to share them.

"I have some ideas about what I might want to do, but I am just keeping everybody even for right now," White said. "I still have a lot of time to think about everything. It's still really early, so I don't have to rush it. I have a whole year to figure out what I want to do."

As one of his home state's top skill players, White could get looks on both sides of the ball. As a high school junior, White as a dual threat for the Arrows as a wide receiver and a defensive back. Once his time at CHS is over, White expects to take his snaps on defense.

"I think in college, I will probably end up as a free safety," White said. "I feel like that's where I fit best. I am willing to play whatever gets me on the field, but I feel like safety is probably what I will play on the next level."

Before White gets to the college level, he has some unfinished business to handle as Clinton chases a berth in the 6A state title game.

"I feel like we're contenders every year," White said. "We have just about everybody back this year. We are losing a couple of guys on defense, but we have some underclassmen stepping up that can play too. I feel like we have the chance to have a great season this year."

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