White is an explosive playmaker

Last season, one of the top JUCO playmakers in the entire country was Los Angeles Harbor RB John White (5-9, 190). His speed and versatility allowed him to put up nearly 2,100 yards of offense for the Seahawks last fall and because of that, schools from across the country have been calling, trying to get his attention...

White prepped at South Torrance (Ca.) High School and was a non-qualifier, so he decided to enroll at Los Angeles Harbor to continue his football career.

"Harbor was close and I loved the system they ran here," White told JCFootball.com. "They had some great players here, guys I felt like I could play with and have fun with and I liked the coaches a lot. Basically it was the right fit."

As a freshman last fall, White helped the Seahawks post a 9-2 record and they were the ninth-ranked team in California in final JCGridwire poll.

His contributions were felt on many fronts, leading the team with 1,036 yards on 164 carries and 18 touchdowns while also hauling in 47 receptions for 470 yards and five more touchdowns. He also was a deadly kick returner, averaging 26.2 yards per return including two for touchdowns.

"I feel like I can help in anyway a team needs me," White said. "With my speed (4.28), my team likes to get me on the edge with the ball in my hands, but I can run between the tackles just fine too."

Early in the recruiting process, White is hearing from schools who run the spread, the same offense Harbor runs, and they have let it be known they could be close to offering.

"Right now, Oregon, Kentucky, Washington State, Arizona and Arkansas State have all been talking to me," White said. "All of them like me as a playmaker, whether it's at a slot receiver spot or as a running back.

"I'm a running back, but sometimes they want to motion me and use me in that way."

As far as making an early decision should an offer be extended, White said he wants to take his time.

"I'm new to the whole (recruiting) process," White said. "I want to take all of my visits and see which school fits me best and how I can help them. I want to meet with the coaches and the academic people and then I'll make my decision."

White is on track to graduate in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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