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Rebels turning the heat up with Kam

Kam White out of Clinton, Miss., committed to Iowa State in August but it looks like a SEC program within Mississippi is making a strong push to keep him home.

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"Ole Miss has been on me hard," White said. "Especially this week, but they have really been on me hard the last few weeks. I'm going up there this weekend with my family to watch them play."

What is Ole Miss' sales pitch?

"They tell me they need me to come in and help them at linebacker. They are just ready to get me up there on their campus. I haven't been there since I committed to Iowa State. They just want me to come up and see their coaches."

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound athlete has played multiple positions for Clinton high. He's main roles were receiver and safety before his senior season. This year he's getting taste of playing what could perhaps be his future position in college, linebacker.

"I've become a better defensive player. Last year I played deep safety. I didn't really play much defense unless we were playing passing teams. This year they put me at linebacker. I'm basically playing the husky position. I still do a lot of covering on the slots down low but I'm in the box now. I don't have to sit back and wait. I love it. I'm in the action all of the time now. I've gotten better at tackling and reading the offenses."

Kam has always kept an eye on Ole Miss during the recruiting process.

"I've always liked Ole Miss ever since they offered me. I liked how they never stopped recruiting me. Most of the schools backed off when I committed to Iowa State, but Ole Miss never did. They have always stayed on me. They let me know that I'm important to them."

The Rebels are now opening up communication with Kam with several different coaches.

"I have been talking to coach (Derrick) Nix since I got in high school, but lately I have been staying in contact with some different coaches too. I talk to coach (Dave) Wommack and (Grant) Heard a lot. I talk to coach (Hugh) Freeze, and of course I still stay in contact with coach Nix. They are just ready to get me and my family up there this weekend so we can catch up. I'm excited. My mom is excited. We all are. We'll see where it goes from here."

Who else is staying in consistent contact?

"Iowa State, Ole Miss and Minnesota are the ones I talk to weekly.

Yancy Porter is the recruiting analyst for the Ole Miss Spirit and he can be reached at






Yancy Porter is the recruiting analyst for the Ole Miss Spirit and he can be reached at


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