Programs flock to see Darius White

Fort Worth Dunbar receiver Darius White is quickly becoming one of the top targets in the 2010 class. Programs from coast to coast are flocking to the storied school to do their best to get in the hunt for the talented 6-4 receiver. This week, three Big 12 South programs in successive days have made stops at Dunbar.

If one attends a Fort Worth Dunbar game, junior receiver Darius White stands out quickly. At almost 6-4 and 195 pounds, the top receiver prospect in state in the 2010 class can be seen leaping over defenders to make a highlight reel catch on Friday nights or making people miss after a short catch or on a punt return.

With the combination of size, leaping ability, agility and soft hands that snatch passes out of the air in traffic, it is no wonder programs from around the country have made stops at Dunbar in the last few weeks. White says this week has been another busy week for Dunbar head coach Todd Lawson playing host to assistant coaches.

"OU (Coach Gundy) was by today (Wednesday)," White said. "Oklahoma State was by yesterday and Texas Tech on Monday," said White.

Those are just the three latest Big 12 programs to show their interest in White and his junior teammates Rashod Favors and Dominique Sanders.

"A lot of schools have come by. Texas was at our game against Stephenville in the playoffs. Stanford, Ohio State, Texas A&M, UCLA, SMU and Notre Dame have all been by. I was told that USC was coming by, but I didn't see them," White said.

With a long list of suitors, White says he has a top six, but is not going to rule any program out with junior days on the horizon.

"The schools I'm interested in are Texas, OU, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, UCLA and LSU. They are all about even right now. I'm going to SMU's junior day on December 31. A&M has one on the 31st, but I don't think I'll be able to go to that one. Oklahoma State has one on January 31 and I hope to make that one," White said, who doesn't know if he has been offered by any of the schools.

White, who caught 35 passes for 952 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2008, says he is looking for much more than just a good football program.

"I'm going to be trying to find the school with a great engineering program. That's what I think I want to major in. Also, how many football players graduate at each school. It's more than just football," White said.

White is currently putting up big numbers on the hardwood for the storied Dunbar Flyin' Wildcats. The four-sport star seemingly excels in every activity he competes in.

"We are 9-4. We have a game Friday night against Eastern Hills. I'm having a good season. I'm averaging around 16 or 17 points per game, eight or nine rebounds and four or five assists," White said.

Even though the national 100 prospect in the 2010 class is busy playing hoops, he is always looking for ways to improve on the football field. White says one area to improve is being more physical.

"I want to be more physical and more aggressive going up and catching the ball next year. That is where I can improve the most." White said.


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