White A "Gamebreaker"

On Tuesday TCU landed one of the state's most versatile players with a commitment from Desoto, TX quarterback Desmon White.

For TCU fans, this season has been a roller-coaster of emotions from watching the Frogs first seven games. Once constant however is the play from the offense, which has struggled in nearly every ball game this season.

However, help is on the way for next year thanks to one of the top playmakers in Texas giving his verbal commitment to the Frogs on Tuesday. Desoto, TX quarterback Desmon White verbally committed to TCU on Tuesday morning, switching his commitment from North Texas.

Although some will just see White's switch from North Texas as a minimal recruiting win for TCU, make no mistake about it, the Frogs got a big time player.

Just ask Desoto head coach Claude Mathis, who has coached plenty of good players in his time leading the Eagles.

"They're getting the complete player," Mathis said of White. "He can play receiver, he can do punt return. He's just a great athlete; he's a smart athlete. He can get the job done."

Mathis applauded North Texas for being the first program to offer White and remarked of how good of a job Dan McCarney and his staff do to recruit Desoto players. For White, the decision to switch wasn't as easy as some might've expected.

"It was real hard, North Texas was my first D-1 team and they wanted me to come there and help their program but I had to pick TCU over them," White said. "I've been to TCU's campus a lot of times and I liked it and TCU is a school I've always wanted to attend."

White will see familiar faces from Desoto when he arrives at TCU. The roster already boasts receivers Cam White and David Porter are juniors and White's teammate, Nick Orr, is also part of the Frogs 2014 class.

"It's going to be nice; I can learn from Cam and David, we get along well," he said. "It's going to be nice having them there with Nick too."

Playing quarterback for Desoto is what White has done the past two and a half years. He spent his sophomore season as the backup but still racked up over 1,400 total yards. Last season he put up nearly 5,000 yards of offense while leading the Eagles to a 15-1 record and berth in the Class 5A state championship game.

Mathis says critics shouldn't measure White's ability because of his size (5-7, 150), but look more at his accomplishments on the field.

"He plays at a level that most great athletes do. He can do it all; he can catch, throw and he's very smart," Mathis said. "He knows the game in and out and is a hard worker."

Desoto is a stomping ground for college recruiters every year and home to some of the state's top quarterbacks every year. Mathis says White may be the best of all.

"He's up there with the best of them; he's breaking every record we have up here. He probably will before it's over with," Mathis said.

Others such as Colorado, Baylor and Houston have also showed increased interest in White according to Mathis. Mathis also says he won't be surprised if more offers come White's way in the near future.

Those Frog fans worrying about White's commitment if those other offers come his way shouldn't lose any sleep over him changing his mind.

"I'm committed and I'm going to stay with TCU," White finished.

With his commitment solid, the next big question is how early White could make an impact for TCU's offense and special teams. According to Mathis, it wouldn't surprise him if it's very early in his career.

"I think Dez has the capability to do whatever he wants to do," Mathis said. "That's what kind of confidence I have in him."

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