Texas Leads for Top Receiver

The Texas Longhorns are steam rolling every program in their way on the recruiting path in the state of Texas. With 21 commitments and some serious momentum, it's only a matter of when #22 will happen with the spring game set for April 5. The best bet for the next in line is Darius White of Fort Worth Dunbar.

The Texas Longhorns are in the midst of a "take no prisoners" recruiting class winning every battle with in state and out of state programs to date. With 21 commitments after Reggie Wilson's official announcement on Tuesday afternoon at Haltom, people are already asking who #22 will be.

Enter Fort Worth Dunbar receiver Darius White. The 6-3.5, 195-pound pass catcher is one of the nation's best prospects regardless of position and the Longhorns have been the first school off the tip of his tongue since the middle of his junior season and beyond if asked what program he grew up following the most.

On Tuesday at 11:45am, Burnt Orange Beat stopped by Dunbar on the way to Haltom High and caught up with the #34 prospect in the country according to Scout.com. Right away, White confirmed that the Longhorns are still his leader as he has recently been quiet about the recruiting process.

"I'm considering the University of Texas, Oklahoma State, USC, Utah and I'll say Notre Dame," said White. "My favorite is the University of Texas, but I'm just sitting down with my parents right now and seeing what is going to be best for me in the end. I'm trying not to rush anything."

White, who has 69 catches for more than 1,800 yards and 28 touchdowns the last two seasons for Dunbar, says it's the overall environment that has Texas way out in front.

"It's just the environment. It seems like a good school. Somewhere my mom would want me. Everybody is just cool. I know they would take care of me. I know I would have fun there," White said.

The three-sport star, who recently finished up a successful basketball season and has now shifted his focus to track, says he has two visits planned the first weekend in April.

"We (mom) are going down to A&M on the 4th. They have a junior day. The following day, on the 5th, we are going to watch UT's spring game. We are going to hang out with the coaches, Mack Brown and the players," White said.

White, whose mom's side of the family is from Ennis, says he wants to make a decision soon, but not too soon.

"I'll make a decision soon, but not too soon. We still have a lot of stuff to think about. I've got a lot of stuff to think about," said White, who is looking at majoring in engineering.

Besides confirming the Longhorns are still his leader as they have been for months, White mentioned that he has given up baseball so he can put in more time in the weight room in preparation for his senior season. That is good news for football fans as White is said to be a talented baseball player.

"Right now, I kind of am focusing on football more than others. I gave up baseball this year. Football is what I'm going to be best at, so I want to get bigger and stronger and see what teams have for me next year," White said.

White has football offers from the likes of Texas, Florida, Notre Dame, Utah, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Texas A&M and TCU among others while Auburn and Nebraska have told Coach Lawson that the talented guard could play basketball and football for them.


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