North Stafford RB Tevin White (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Tevin White trims a deep list to his top six schools
by Jim McGrath, recruitNoVA
North Stafford offensive juggernaut Tevin White moved one step closer to finalizing his college football plans, as the Wolverine junior trimmed his list of potential schools to six with an announcement on Twitter this Thursday afternoon.
White (2022 RB, 6-1 205) prefaced his tweet with the opening of “Top 6! Thank you to all the schools who showed me love and gave me this opportunity!”
This was followed by his newest list of possible college teams, an announcement that he had told recruitNoVA.com that he promised to deliver soon after his father’s birthday, which occurred on October 2.
Some of the choices were not a surprise. Penn State made the list, and White had told recruitNoVA.com about talks with fellow Northern Virginian Nittany Lion tailbacks Devyn Ford (also from North Stafford) and Ricky Slade (since transferred to ODU) about the possibility of playing in Happy Valley.
Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina also made the list, and their status among the FBS blue bloods should keep each team in the mix. Georgia offered White a scholarship “on the spot” after his attendance at an Athens camp earlier in the year.
Another Big Five conference school, Duke, of the ACC, also made the cut of six.
The biggest surprise may have come from White’s inclusion of Arizona State. While there is no denying that the Sun Devils are from a prominent conference (Pac-10), they were the latest school and 18th to extend an offer to the junior, and at last month’s Clash of the Titans 2, sponsored by recruit757.com, White noted that he had been unable to visit the school because of COVID restrictions.
White, who won Player of the Camp honors at the Clash of the Titans 2, garnered modest statistics as a sophomore (419 rushing yards, 222 receiving, five touchdowns), but his physical skills, speed (4.48 for 40 yards), and big-play ability have made him a favorite among some of the top football teams in the FBS.
– Jim McGrath