Rashad White closing in on a milestone

Three star RB prospect Rutgers commitment Rashad White selected Rutgers over Notre Dame, BC, Florida, and Michigan State. White is currently closing in on the 5,000 yard rushing mark for his high school career with one game left to go. Come see why he chose Rutgers and how his high school season is going.

Running back Rashad White has finally made his decision and he will take his services to Piscataway, N.J. to run for the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers beat out Notre Dame, Boston College, Florida, and Michigan State who were on his list of favorites.

"I felt like I was home," White said. "I felt that I was welcome and apart of the program. It's more of a family atmosphere at Rutgers. I'm nervous about playing there but it's more of a happy feeling since I will be playing with people that are just as good as me."

The Teaneck, N.J. native said he hasn't really planned an official visit with Rutgers but that he has visited the school plenty of times. He also said he's been to plenty of home games and will try to go to their bowl game.

The three-star running back has been in contact with potential recruits and commits to talk about the process and the Rutgers program. "I've talked to a lot of them such as Brandon Smith and Eric LeGrand," he said. "I talk to people all the time, we stay in contact, we have to stay tight. To the recruits I tell them to stay home so we can play together. They would ask me questions about the school like why I chose Rutgers as my school and I would tell them I feel like I am comfortable here."

While Rutgers hasn't exactly liven up to its expectations this season, that doesn't bother White. "It's not really upsetting," he said. "They were good last week and won and they're still eligible to go to a bowl game."

Teaneck High School lost in the first round of the playoffs, but White said he had a solid season. "I had about 1388 yards rushing. Last I check around week six I had 14 touchdowns, so I think I finished with 18 or 19. I felt pretty good about my season, I accomplished a lot. I think 115 yards away from 5,000 and I have one game left on Thanksgiving to get there."

As a junior last year, he rushed for 1,857 yards on 202 carries for 22 touchdowns. As a sophomore, he had 159 carries for 1,177 yards with 10 touchdowns.

White has been a force on the field when the ball is in his hands, and while he hasn't received any offers to play in a post-season all-star game yet, he plans on taking part in one. "I'm pretty sure I will be playing in one, hopefully the Governors Bowl or the East versus West Game sponsored by Rivals."

White is the No. 56-ranked back in the country according to Scout.com's 2007 High School rankings.

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