North Stafford RB Tevin White (Photo: Sheridan King/recruitNoVA)
The Hokies are now in on Tevin White
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Tevin White jumped onto the scene before his freshman season as the heir apparent to Penn State bound tailback Devyn Ford.
There wasn’t much pressure in his freshman season as Ford did the heavy lifting, but White got his touches and established himself as an up and coming offensive threat for the Wolverines.
As a sophomore, Tevin White (2022 RB 6-0 190) shined as a rusher and as a pass catcher out of the backfield.
On Thursday, a scholarship offer from Virginia Tech put him at 11 scholarship offers now. North Stafford Assistant Coach John Harris updated recruit757 with the news.
“Coach Adam Lechtenberg came by the school earlier this year while Tevin was at a track meet that day. We talked about Tevin and compared him to Devin and Ricky (Slade) when they were in tenth grade. We talked about his character, and how good his parents were. Coach Lectenberg also talked to Sully (North Stafford Head Coach Neil Sullivan) about him,” said Harris.
White had planned to come up to Virginia Tech on an unofficial visit on April 11, but the NCAA has shut down all campus visits until at least April 15.
Fast forward to today and Lechtenberg has followed up with a scholarship offer. Coach Lectenburg is the running backs coach for the Hokies.
— Tevin White (@TevinWhite6) March 26, 2020
“Tevin his really excited about the offer. When your hometown team offers, you feel validated. I guess that’s true everywhere,” Harris stated.
According to Harris, Lechtenberg liked White’s sophomore film and likes his pass catching ability out of the backfield, but also likes the intangibles that White brings. Tevin is an excellent student and he’s also just short of a black belt in one of the martial arts.
“Everybody loves the way he catches the ball out of the backfield, but as a chip man, he chips. When he blocks you, you’ve been blocked. We work a drill every day (in practice) where he’s the chip man and our D-linemen know when it’s Tevin back there,” Coach Harris explained. “They love him catching the ball out of the backfield and how he has a second gear when he gets to the next level.”
In addition to the Virginia Tech offer, White now holds offers from Temple, WVU, Boston College, Georgia, Maryland, Pitt, Virginia, Duke, Indiana, and Penn State.
– Andy Hilton