Recruiting update: Corey White

WITH THE TOP TWO running backs on the Beavers' depth chart seniors-to-be next season, Oregon State could be in the market for a player like Corey White -- a 5-8, 190 pound dynamic runner with both power and the ability to get lost in between the tackles. The Las Vegas running back, closing in a 1,000 yard season, talks recruiting and about being a team player.

White was hearing more from the Beavs earlier this recruiting season but it might be worth keeping an eye on to see if the interest rekindles over the coming weeks and months.

He holds offers from Washington, Wyoming, Idaho and Colorado State. White said he was also "right on the bubble with Michigan State and Oregon State...but in the beginning of the recruiting process, I was talking to coach (Greg) Newhouse a lot from there and he was a good guy," said White. "But I haven't had a chance to talk to him much recently, so actually, I would say I'm (more) on the bubble with Fresno State."

Colorado State and UNLV are also schools of interest. A possible official visit to Fresno State is in the works for the weekend of Nov. 18.

EVERY GAME this season White has topped the 100-yard mark. Not bad when you consider Bishop Gorman has played an undefeated Texas squad (Gilmer) and nationally ranked Rock Bridge out of Missouri. But with Bishop 4-4, White wants to do what he can to help put the team into the playoffs on a winning note.

"This week I told my coaches I wanted to do more for my team so I'm going to play both ways, play a little bit of outside linebacker," he said.

On the season, White has 119 carries for 916 yards, a 7.7 yard average, and seven touchdowns. he is fast closing in on 2,500 yards for his prep career, despite being a backup last season to DeMarco Murray.

WHITE HAS YET to take any official visits, and the only unofficial was to the UW this past summer. Nevertheless, he said that trip still is fresh in his mind.

"The only chance I've gotten to get out and see a school was on an unofficial visit to Washington in July, and that gave them a huge advantage," said White. "I really like their coaching staff. I got a chance to talk with coach (Tyrone) Willingham and their running backs coach, coach (Trent) Miles."

Important to his decision will be how he fits into a team's plans and his position coach.

"What's probably going to be most important to me is the relationship I'm going to be able to build with my running backs coach...I really like the way coach Miles is recruiting me, he told me why he was recruiting me and how I would fit in in their scheme," said White.

A planned trip to Washington will likely come sometime in December but could come earlier.

"We're going to take some more visits but right now, Washington is definitely ahead of the pack," said White.

By "we", White is referring to Bishop Gorman teammate and offensive lineman Po'u Palelei, who holds an offer from Oregon State. Follow the player link to find the previous BF.C story on Palelei.

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