One of the more dynamic athletes in Pennsylvania’s 2018 class is Pine-Richland’s Kenny White. White, who recently transferred from West Allegheny, currently has two offers from Iowa State and Buffalo. White did a lot of damage on the offensive side of the ball during his junior season and could possibly get more looks on that side of the ball too. According to White, he has not been on any visits within the past month. White did mention to Scout Penn Preps that Toledo and Buffalo have both come to visit him at his school. White also took an unofficial visit to Penn State back on Mar. 26.
Live Evaluation: Scout Penn Preps has had a chance to watch White in both club 7v7 and camp settings. White was on lockdown mode for most of the East Coast Elite 7v7 Tournament that took place back in early April. The majority of the wide receivers he went up against were not ready for his physicality at the line of scrimmage. Outside of one coverage slip-up during the second day of the tournament, White won the majority of his match-ups.
At last week’s Nike Opening Regional Camp at Centreville High School (VA), White was able to display more of his game via 1v1’s and individual drill work. White’s strengths are more accentuated when he’s able to play man-to-man on receivers. White showed good hips and looked smooth whenever he had to transition out of his backpedal. Wide receivers had a hard time getting past White on long routes due to his speed. White is very athletic and displayed great ball skills as well.
It will be interesting to see how White’s recruitment goes over the next few weeks with college coaches being able to do live evaluations of players. Don’t let his current offer-count fool you, White is one of the best defensive back prospects in Pennsylvania and will rise up several places in the next edition of the Scout Penn Preps Top 50 (previously 30).