White keeps making plays for NE Mississippi

A player who is putting up some solid numbers so far this fall is NE Mississippi LB J.R. White (6-0, 235). The talented sophomore linebacker is in the linebacker rotation for the Tigers and has over 20 tackles in four games and hopes a big season gets him some attention from four-year schools...

White enjoyed a solid prep career at Deshler (Tuscumbia, Al.) High School and had schools eyeing his talents, but he was unable to qualify, so he decided to head to NE Mississippi to get things in order and garner attention once again.

"It's a good school and the city is really nice," White told JCFootball.com. "I also felt like if I could be successful here, against the top JC talent in the country every week, that I could be successful at the next level."

As a freshman last season, White saw limited reps, but this fall he's been heavily in the mix, posting 20 tackles and one forced fumble in four games from his outside linebacker spot.

"I pursue well and I have a good feel for stopping the run," White said. "I have good instincts so I feel like I'm able to make plays in the passing game and against the run."

As far as recruiting is concerned, things haven't really taken off yet for White, but he hopes a big sophomore season gets him some attention.

"I know I can play at the next level, but I just have to get noticed," White said. "I just hope someone gives me a chance."

He is on pace to graduate in May and he will have three years to play two following the season.

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