Dunbar Receiver Headed to Austin

The Texas Longhorns will hold their first junior day on February 8. One of the top prospects on hand will be Fort Worth Dunbar receiver Darius White, who lists the Longhorns as his favorite. Burnt Orange Beat spoke with White about his recruitment and his hoops season.

The Texas Longhorns will host their first junior day on February 8. As usual, the talent on hand will be impressive with many of the top prospects in the state of Texas and beyond on hand.

One of the top players in the Lone Star state in attendance will be Fort Worth Dunbar receiver Darius White. The 6-4, 195-pound pass catcher and punt returner is coming off of a sensational season in which he hauled in 40 passes for 1,057 yards and 18 total touchdowns.

As expected, the offers have been pouring in as college coaches have flocked to Dunbar to take a look at White as well as junior teammates Rashod Favors and Dominique Sanders. White is up to six offers and has junior day visits coming up.

"I have offers from Utah, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas A&M and Florida," White said. "I've also got some junior day invites. I'm going to OSU on the 31st of January. I have the Texas junior day on February 8. I was supposed to go to Texas A&M a week ago, but I had a basketball game that day," White added.

In recent updates the national 100 prospect noted that the Longhorns were the early leader for his services. That has not changed headed into the junior day process.

"You can say that Texas is my favorite. I think it's a good school and they throw the ball a lot. They have a top engineering program," White said.

As the unofficial visits quickly approach, the three-sport star says he is looking to have a good time and take a look at some depth charts, but doesn't have a timetable for making a decision.

"I just want to have a good time on the visits. I'm going to look at how many receivers teams have. How many are graduating and how many are coming back. I really can't tell you right now when I'll make a decision. I don't know," White said.

White is currently tearing it up on the hardwood for Dunbar as one of the top junior players in the Metroplex averaging around 17 points and seven rebounds per game. While hoops is currently his focus, working in the spring to get stronger and faster is the major goal.

"I need to get faster and stronger. I think it will help me get down the field and break more tackles. That's where I can get better," White said.

White will enter his senior season in 2009 with 69 career catches for 1,802 yards and 29 touchdowns.


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