White Has It Down to Five??

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Despite not having the best junior season after a stellar sophomore campaign Cleburne LB Robert White is still on plenty of radars. The 6'2 225 pound junior with 4.6 speed in the forty and a 415 pound squat max was sensational in 2007 posting 2nd team all-district honors at LB and honorable mention all-district honors at RB as he ran for five touchdowns as a short yardage/goal line back.

White who was never 100% in 2008 is hopeful he along with the Yellow Jackets can bounce back in a very tough District 16-4A. "I didn't really get healthy until basketball season," says White who helped the CHS basketball team advance to the third round of the playoffs this year. "My physical play and my speed from my position helps a ton ," said White who wants to spend more time in the film room and work on reading his keys a little better.

At this time Robert is getting major interest from Stanford, Rice, TCU, Oklahoma State and North Texas but he insists there are no favorites. "I am still getting my arms around recruiting, I need to talk to my head coach and position coach and start to really narrow things down," said the Cleburne prospect.

Last summer White impressed at the Scout.com Combine in Dallas and this summer in addition to playing seven on seven White plans on camping at Texas and TCU. "Academics and a chance to play will be two things I look at closely when deciding and location could be a tie-breaker also," replied White when asked what will be deal-breakers when it becomes decision time.

Despite playing in a brutal district with the likes of Waco, Waxahachie , Waco Midway and Ennis Robert is confident that Cleburne can restore some glory to a proud program. "I think we can rebound this year and be in that playoff mix. Hopefully I can personally bounce back and get 100 tackles and get first team all-district."


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