UCLA Target and New 4-Star LB DaShaun White Looking for the Right Fit

June 12 -- New Scout 300 outside linebacker DaShaun White updates his top list of schools, talks about what he is looking for in a school, and when he wants to decide...

DaShaun White, a 6-foot-1, 209-pound outside linebacker from North Richland Hills (Texas) Richland is one of the newest members of the Scout Top 300, but it is just one goal of many that he has set for himself.  

"I have been working for it," White said. "I have been trying to show my versatility this off-season. To get it is a good thing, but it is not the biggest goal, so I am just going to keep knocking down my goals and striving for more." 

DaShaun White (© Greg Powers)

One big goal for White is to find out the best spot for his college future. He continues to slim down his offer list and he now has six schools at the top in ArkansasMississippiOklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, and UCLA

"Really all six of the schools I feel like I have a really good relationship with all of the coaches," White said. "They are all places that I feel like I can excel at and play in. I am going to take my trips to each and every one this month and try to find my home.

The goal for me is to visit every single one of those schools this June, and hopefully after those visits I can make up my mind in early July or mid-July."

When it comes down to it the newly minted four-star prospect is just looking for a place he feels comfortable calling home and to be around people who care about him off of the field. 

"Really I just want to feel at home," White explained. "I just want to feel like I do right now at this high school. I want to feel where I could call my coaches past midnight and they will answer and we can talk. Anywhere that I feel like I belong then I won't hesitate to pull the trigger."

White is one of the more physically imposing middle linebackers in the Dallas area. But projecting to college he is that new age style of coverage linebacker who can combat today's fast-paced offenses.  

"I am liking a lot of the Nickel-safety positions which actually plays to my strength," White said, "which won't be seen in a lot of my film here because I play middle linebacker, but I like being in coverage and I like coming downhill an making hits, so anywhere where I can play that outside spot I feel I can thrive in."


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