White Planning on Early Graduation

Desoto's cornerback Adrian "AJ" White has had a busy summer. His Eagles have qualified for the state 7 on 7 tournament and have been invited to a national event in Oregon. All while White knocks out several high school credits this summer, so he can enroll early at the University of Texas.

Adrian White, known as AJ by his friends, has always been known as a very hard worker both on and off the field. The 5-11 corner has been working hard on his back peddle very hard this spring and summer. He has also been putting in his time in the classroom this summer.

"I'm taking Government and then for the second session which starts in a week, I'm taking Economics. When I get those out of the way, I can go down there (to Austin) in December, so I can get ahead and get to Spring Ball," AJ White told Burnt Orange Beat.

Scout.com's #4 rated corner in the country certainly has a chance to contribute in 2010 for the Longhorns if several upperclassmen turn pro early. But before that, White has two big passing tournaments to show his skills at corner in the next two weeks.

The Desoto Eagles qualified for the Texas state 7 on 7 tournament this week in College Station. White and Terrell will both play in the "big school" division of the FOX Sports Southwest 7-on-7 State Championship presented by adidas and Academy Sports & Outdoors.

"I feel like we are playing pretty good. We might be a favorite. We always have some talent so we'll see how it goes," said White, sounding like a seasoned cornerback.

The following week on July 15-17, the Eagles and the Dallas Skyline Raiders will compete in an eight-team national passing tournament hosted in Oregon while representing the state of Texas.

"We got invited with Skyline. It's going to be a good deal. We've never been to one of those tournaments, so we are trying to go down and represent Desoto well," White added. "I'm real excited. I've never been to a NIKE factory."

Adrian White finished his junior season with 55 tackles and five interceptions for the Eagles.

With the help of White, fellow Longhorn verbal commit Darius Terrell, 2010 tackle prospect Evan Washington, Desoto is predicted to win the District 11-5A crown.

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