Recruiting 2018: Top LB Target White Thinking

Oklahoma State linebacker prospect DaShaun White is in the final stages of his decision making for a college choice, but he admits it is tough. It is a big decision.

There are no doubts about where Richland, Texas linebacker DaShaun White stands with Oklahoma State. It is almost as if linebacker recruiting was put on hold with two previous commitments in Blake Barron and Kolby Peel to see if White would complete the Cowboys linebacker compliment in the 2018 recruiting class. Now, where does Oklahoma State stand with White as his potential decision date nears?

"Oklahoma State, they are one of my very favorites," White answered the question. "They were one of my favorites from the beginning and it all started with Coach (Andre) Sexton. My relationship with him is so strong and it just continued and caused the development of strong relationships with all of their coaching staff. I just have a feeling there in Stillwater that is really good."

Very good to hear because when I first started my conversation with the 6-1, 209 pound White I asked him first, if he had some time to talk. He said yes. Then I asked where he stood with his recruitment.

"Not sure," he answered with his voice showing some doubt. "I'm thinking my decision will come at the very end of this month (July). I want to be a man of my word and I said that was when I would make my decision. I'm thinking about delaying it. If I'm not absolutely ready then I think I may delay it for awhile." 

Honestly he should, anyone would understand with such a life changing and life building decision like college. If you aren't totally sure, wait until you are. 

So is he close to deciding between the seven schools he featured in June when he posted his "Top 7" on his Twitter site @schoolboyshaun. Those seven schools were Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, TCU, and UCLA. 

"Actually, now if anything, it is less than seven," added White. 

He did not elaborate on how the list may have changed other than to confirm that Oklahoma State is still very much in the mix. He has done his due diligence in working toward a decision making unofficial visits this summer to his top schools. He has stayed busy.

"We workout every morning from nine a.m. to 11," White detailed. "We go really hard and then I go to work after that. I work in my Grandpa's Mechanic Shop doing oil changes."

For Richland High School practice starts Aug. 1st and they will play zero week and get the season going quickly. You can sense in his voice that White is anxious to get his senior season going. He has 202 career tackles and 114 of those last season as a junior with 18 tackles for losses last season and three sacks. He gets after the ball and had a pick to go with a fumble caused and one recovered. He loves coverage and wants to be involved in pass coverage as a college linebacker. He has the skills to do that anywhere including Oklahoma State. 

The best part of White is that he is the total package. I saw him at several events this summer and talking to him on the phone. He is respectful and shows a strong character when it comes to family, teammates, and even the schools and coaches recruiting him. 

Keep an eye on Twitter because his decision could come soon or, if need be, just a little later. 

GoPokes Top Stories