North Stafford RB Tevin White (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Tevin White is pulling increased college interest
by Jim McGrath, recruitNoVA
After a freshman year of serving as Devyn Ford’s well used understudy, Tevin White is now preparing for life as “THE MAN” with the offense of the North Stafford football team.
It’s a challenge that the six-foot-one, 186-pound running back is ready for, and to a large degree, has already been working through. After just one season of prep ball, White is developing quite a reputable highlight reel. His crowning achievement may have been the 97-yard, two-touchdown performance in the 60-19 playoff win against Halifax County, but it served as the other bookend to his 100-yard game in the season opening 56-0 win over Osbourn.
Former Wolverine coach Joe Mangano once said that White had the skill set to become a Division I prospect. And after his freshman year, the speedy back has gained interest from five D-1 programs, including Penn State, North Carolina and Virginia. There was also an invitation to try out for the U.S. National team, and more recently, White was selected as one of 100 players throughout the state to be invited to the Sparta Showcase/recruit757 camp, held at Redskin Park in late March.
White was pleased with his performance at the camp, telling recruitNoVA.com, “I liked the competition, and many of the players I knew personally because they were from around this area.” He was also impressed with the scientific aspect.
“The one part that stood out was when we had to balance on one foot, and they could evaluate our body on that.”
Since the Sparta camp, White has been training lightly, but not because of complacency. His 4.54 speed in the 40-yard dash drew the attention of the Wolverine track coaches. However, after one meet where he ran the 100 meters in 11.63, he hit a road block.
“I pulled my hamstring before spring break. I’m almost at 100 percent, but I don’t want to pull it again, and be out for longer, so the track coaches said I should stay with football.”
Coming off a 10-3 season, and now coached by former Wolverine defensive coordinator Neil Sullivan, the immediate future holds great expectations for the North Stafford ballers, and especially for their new featured tailback.
– Jim McGrath