White Talks Offseason Grind, Recruiting

After a solid freshman season that saw him lead his team in rushing, Orange Coast RB Kyle White (6-1, 212) already holds five offers and more schools are giving him a long look as he continues to prepare for his sophomore season this fall...

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Kyle White
Orange Coast (Calif.)
  • RB
  • 6'1"
  • 212

"I have offers right now from Texas State, Georgia Southern, Georgia State and Idaho and the new UAB coaching staff has offered me as well," White told JCFootball.com recently. "I've been getting a lot of mail from Iowa State and I've been in contact with Kansas State, Colorado State, Louisville and Oregon State.

"I have taken unofficial visits to Texas State, Georgia Southern and Georgia State and I working on setting up an official visit to Texas State, but I haven't set the date yet."

As a freshman last season, White led OCC with over 500 yards and five touchdowns on the ground while chipping in with 10 receptions for 44 yards and two more scores.

"I'm a power back with good speed," White noted. "I like to hit, but I also have the speed (4.5) to outrun people to finish plays."

This offseason, White and his teammates have been hard at work trying to build off of a solid finish to the 2015 season.

"I've been studying a lot of film and I've also been working a lot of getting bigger and stronger," White said. "I've also been working on Running lower, blitz pick ups, fast cuts and my knee drive after contact."

As a prep at Macon East Academy in Montgomery, Alabama, White saw plenty of offers from smaller schools and he chose to enroll at Harding University, a D-2 program in Arkansas.

"When I was a freshman, during my redshirt season, they tried to move me to receiver and I didn't see myself that way," White said. "My friends and I were talking and they were like 'you're a D-1 guy' and I just felt like going to a junior college was the right move.

"I researched all of the JUCOs that are out there and OCC just was the right fit overall.

"They had a new coach, they are a great academic institution and they have a great field and facilities to work out in, so overall it was just the best place for me."

White is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have two years to play two following the 2015 football season.

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