Recruiting: Darius White On Cowboys' List

They call him "D-Money" and for good reason as Darius White nearly had the winning play in Fort Worth Dunbar's overtime playoff loss to Stephenville. The Yellow Jackets won the double overtime thriller over Dunbar 47-41 in the 4A Division II bracket, but White earlier kept Dunbar alive on a field goal bad snap by picking up the ball and firing a 17-yard touchdown pass to teammate Joseph Briscoe.

"No sir, that wasn't the call to throw it," said the junior wide receiver. "That was my first touchdown pass of the season and no, they won't be moving me to quarterback if I have anything to say about it."

I don't think Dunbar coach Todd Lawson would even consider it. At 6-5, 203 pounds, and with 4.4 speed, White is a dominating wide receiver that few defenders can match up with. He not only plays football but also stands out in basketball (forward and wing), baseball (pitcher and third base) and track (sprinter and jumps).

He had really good number this season with more than 1,000 yards receiving after a sophomore season that saw him catch 29 passes for 745 yards and 11 touchdowns. It has not taken long for a lot of schools to jump in on him.

"I don't have an offer yet, but Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech, Notre Dame, USC ... a lot of schools have been coming around," said White, who admitted to being a Texas fan growing up. "I'm wide open, open minded. I want to study and be an engineer and I've been interested in that for a long time."

White said he has kept an eye on Oklahoma State, but said he will need to see more. "I've heard it is a great environment and I really want to go to their camp this summer," he said. "I need to get up there to the camp."

White is a go getter who said he still finds a way to get work in the weight room and said he was in there a lot this summer and fall despite playing four sports.

His academics are reportedly solid, and further proof of his determination and work ethic is that he went straight this week into basketball after the football playoff loss to Stephenville and while he missed one game he has now practiced enough to be ready for the Monday game with Dallas Lincoln and he will play in that.

His physical dimensions are dynamic as are his abilities and this will be a huge recruiting battle for a player that may have Dez Bryant type ability in an even taller package.

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