LB Scott White update

Mission Bay's Scott White is a versatile athlete. He did damage on both sides of the football throughout his prep career, as a bruising fullback and as a hard-hitting linebacker.

Washington recruited him primarily for defense, but that door is perhaps a bit a jar. As the Huskies entered spring drills, the fullback situation was precarious in that there was next to zero experience at the position.

As April progressed, Zach Tuiasosopo showed that he might very well have a bright future for the Huskies as the starting fullback. The 6-2 235-pound sophomore has a rock solid hold on the starting job heading into fall. Adam Seery did some nice things to lock up the back-up role as well.

Still, White is looking at the possibility of carrying the rock as the best way to see the field next season.

"There is some talk about me trying fullback," said White.

"There is so much depth at linebacker that if they want me to play as a true freshman, it would probably be at fullback backing up Zach. If that's what will help the team, then I'm all for it."

White feels that it may be more beneficial in the long run to actually try offense for a year, even if he does wind up on defense. "If I stick at linebacker and wind up redshirting, that may not help me as much as playing in games. I probably wouldn't learn a lot of the defenses anyway, since I'd be on scout team."

No matter where he plays, he plans on being ready.

"I've been working out every day, getting ready for fall camp. I'm 6-2 230 right now and I'm looking good. I feel good, too," said White playfully.

"I've been doing a lot of work in my upper body and shoulders, so I don't get hurt. I know that the Huskies have suffered a lot of shoulder injuries so that is something I'm working on avoiding."

White will play in some All-star games. He's undecided as to whether he'll travel to Texas and play in the Cali-Texas game, or to just stay home and play in a Cali North-South match up that will occur in July.

White was at the UW spring game and spoke with UW coaches. It got his stomach churning a bit, albeit in a fired-up sort of way.

"I haven't thought about next season as much as you might think. Mostly I'm just kind of anxious and nervous, but once camp starts I'll be fine." Top Stories