Owensboro lineman one to watch

One of the talented offensive linemen in Kentucky's 2011 class is Owensboro High's Sam White. Scout Kentucky Preps spoke with White about his situation.

One of the talented offensive linemen in Kentucky's 2011 class is Owensboro High's Sam White. Scout Kentucky Preps spoke with White about his situation.

Going 9-3 last season, Sam White made a name for himself on the football field. Already blessed with great size (6-foot-3, 272-pounds), he also has other requirements for a quality offensive lineman. "My arm length plays a pretty good role in my success," said White. "And my footwork is pretty good for a guy my size," he said.

White also has some physical attributes he wants to improve as well as one big intangible. "I need to improve on my strength and leadership abilities," said White. "I think that coach Prince is really relying on me to be the leader of our team this year. A lot of players and fans look up to the senior class and me," he finished.

White has high expectations of himself, but his main focus is on his squad. "My performance this past season wasn't as good as I wanted it to be, but it was pretty decent," he said. "I try not to focus on myself. I try to just help the team as much as possible. Coach Prince says, ‘you're only as good as your weakest player,'" said White.

Sam has taken a few visits and made his way to some camps and has plans to visit others. "I went up to Kentucky, Louisville, Eastern Kentucky and Western Kentucky to watch them practice," said White. "This past Saturday at an Indiana camp, I was taken on a visit to see their facilities," he said.

"I went to Indiana's Lineman camp and Eastern Kentucky's camp. I am considering going to some other schools' camps like Cincinnati and Western Kentucky," he said.

While he's still waiting for his first offer, both Indiana and Eastern Kentucky have shown him interest.

White plans to spend this summer working on his speed, strength and his team's mental toughness.

Scout Kentucky Preps will continue to track White's progress over the next several months.


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