Recruiting: Cleburne's White Focused On Hoops

Linebacker Robert White of Cleburne, Texas has a lot of tools at 6-1, 212 pounds with 4.6 speed in the forty. He says the last time he bench pressed he maxed out at 275 pounds and he maxed on the squat at 400 pounds, both of those are more than acceptable numbers. White said he doesn't remember his football stats from playing both running back or linebacker in tough District 16-4A.

However, he does know you can see him next Tuesday on the basketball court for a very stout Yellow Jackets team in the first round of the playoffs against West Mesquite. White is pretty good on the hardwood as he averages 11.6 points per game and 3.1 rebounds a contest.

"I really don't know what is going in football recruiting because I am focused on basketball right now," said White. "We have that game next Tuesday and that is the most important thing going.

"My linebacker coach, Coach Keith Ivey, is talking to the coaches and he tells me what is going on but he said he doesn't want to tell me much because he doesn't want my head to get big."

Ivey may want to tell him he has at least one offer as Oklahoma State reportedly has offered White a scholarship.

"I know they were looking at me but I haven't heard anything lately," said White, who considers his best traits at linebacker to be his physical nature and speed.

White really isn't in tune to recruiting just yet but he said he does want to go to a D-1 school to play football. While he isn't sure on a major academically, he has been given some advice.

"The person I'm living with tells me I need to be a lawyer," said White. "I argue good. That is something I do really well. I'm still thinking about what I want to study, but that might be it, law."

In the meantime, basketball and the playoffs next Tuesday will have to do.

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