Phoebus RB Jaylen White (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
recruit757 Fab 30: Jaylen White RB Phoebus #25
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in and around the region of Hampton Roads. Continuing our countdown at number 25 is none other than senior prospect Phoebus starting running back Jaylen White.
#25 Jaylen White (2020 RB 5-10 180) – Phoebus High School
Running back isn’t a position that the Peninsula District has ever lacked throughout the entire tenure of its existence. Last season we were privy to getting to watch prospects such as Geo Hales, D’onte Chesson, Dayvon Meade, Trevon Faison, and Joren Brown torch teams inside and outside of the Peninsula District. A year prior it was the likes of Daniel Wright, Daequan Fleming, Ki’Sean Storm and Jonathan Melvin putting on dominant performances One of my personal favorites was the combination of Daniel Wright and Daequan Fleming, but that’s another conversation for another day.
Phoebus starting running back Jaylen White is another running back that we can lump in with some of the best that have done it over the last five seasons. White got the nod last season to be the team’s exclusive starter at running back at the beginning of the year. Adding A.J. Turner into the mix only made the Phantoms offense that much more potent. At the conclusion of the season, White was able amass 1,476 yards on the ground and 14 touchdowns to match. He would also go ahead and secure All-757, All-District, All-Region, and All-State recognition.
The Phoebus product has been able to pick up offers from Sacred Heart, Elon, Citadel, Howard, Georgetown, and Navy all coming throughout the spring. During the offseason he’s taken visits out to Tennessee, William and Mary, Navy, Virginia, Howard, Maryland, and Richmond among other collegiate programs. The Phantoms should continue to be at the top of the class throughout the 2019 football season with Woodside not too far behind. White will get a huge test right out the gates with Lake Taylor coming to Darling Stadium to start the season on August 31.