Detroit Crockett's James White was a riser in the offseason, showing great cover ability and ball skills in a big 6'1, 185-lb frame.
Fresh off a string of camp performances, he was raised to a three-star last week, a move that coincided with something even more important, a commitment to Bowling Green.
"I really like the coaching staff," he explained. "I liked Coach Hunter. They told me to call them all the time and just kick it. It's close to home. It's about two hours away, which is good for me, so I get to see my mom and she gets to come see me play."
White has the tools to be an eventual impact player, and the Falcons told him there is a chance that will come right away.
"They told me if you get bigger, you would really have a shot at playing your first year."
With this commitment, an interesting MAC battle may have gotten even more interesting. Bowling Green and Toledo, conference rivals separated by less than 25 miles, will be now separated by two Crockett teammates as well.
Toledo received a verbal earlier this summer from White's quarterback, Brian Blackburn, and although White is ready to work with him for one my year to reach a state title, he is also looking forward to playing against him.
"It's going to be fun playing against my quarterback from high school. I know all about him and he knows all about me. It's something we were dreaming about since we were little."
When asked for a prediction of how many interceptions he would have his first game against Toledo, and Blackburn, the usually confident White was not bashful with his answer.
"I'm looking at about three."