Tallwood RB Gunner White (Photo: Mary Ann Magnant/recruit757)
Gunner White gets his first Ivy League offer
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
It makes a strong statement when a student-athlete lands an opportunity to play at an Ivy League institution.
The academic rigor is immense and the offer shows that the student-athlete in question gets it done on the field and in the classroom.
Tallwood running back Gunner White has more than proven himself on the gridiron. Now the academic accolades are falling into place.
“Their running backs coach messaged me and asked if I was free for a call. So we talked for a few minutes. He introduced himself and asked how football and school are going. Then he said: we really like your film and your transcripts so we’re gonna offer you,” Gunner explained. “They think my running style fits the downhill power stuff that they like to run.”
After a great call with @Coach_Bunk I’m extremely blessed to receive my first Division 1 offer to Brown University! @coachVMarino @BrownUFootball @CoachKepple @coachzjohnson pic.twitter.com/p1A16ACuUJ
— Gunner White (@gwhitee21) October 20, 2020
Gunner was a First Team All-District and Second Team All-Region selection in his junior season.
He already held offers from CNU, Randolph Macon and Shenandoah. The Brown offer is his first Division I opportunity. Much like Division III opportunities, Ivy League schools do not offer athletic scholarships, but he is eligible to earn academic scholarships.
“I want to go somewhere that has a good physical therapy or biology program and somewhere where I can potentially play early on,” White said.
He was due to talk to Brown head coach James Perry on a Zoom call on Wednesday afternoon where he would get more information on the opportunity to play at Brown. The school is in Providence, Rhode Island, the state’s capital.
– Andy Hilton