The two have started a program called the "Let's Go Play College Tour" which they hope will showcase Minnesota's football talent to the entire country, not just their immediate area and in the process, help those young men to an education.
Getting out and being visible is one thing, but having the means to go from camp to camp is another, hence the rising amount of "bus tours" which bring kids from different high schools but the same area to various college camps.
Raw Talent in Cleveland, AWP in Fort Wayne, and Rising Stars and Max Ex in Detroit are just a few such programs in the Midwest and more popping up around the country. In this case, White and Jackson's primary goal is to make it as easy on the student-athlete as possible.
"We are trying to make it bare bones, so it is affordable and will not break their pocket. To get on the bus, the price includes camp cost, hotel and then actual transportation. We understand another barrier for kids is transportation and economics, so we want to make sure they can get out there and get the exposure necessary and get in front of people who can help them."
That mainly means getting them in front of college coaches, but to a smaller extent, national media as well. White has already started to build contacts with college coaches and has an impressive stable of prospects he can bring their way.
They had their first college visit last Saturday when the group stopped at Northwestern before attending an exposure camp.
"They treated us very well. I know they have quite an interest in Brison. They were sending him some mail today two days later. They're looking at Seth Green, Kjetil Cline and a few guys from Central, Jacobi Jackson and Garrett Gardner. We sent film prior to getting there and transcripts since they are prestigious when it comes to academics and they were happy with the product we brought."
The Wildcats invited White and his crew back for their summer camps. It is one they hope to fit into their ever-expanding calendar.
"We have to rotate things around but originally, the plan for our next stop is Iowa State, Iowa and then go to Northern Iowa all in the course of two days the first weekend in June 6th-7th. After that, we'll hit Badgers camp, come back, do Minnesota but now that's conflicting with Northwestern so we're still working out those details. June 20th we've been in contact with North Dakota State. It's a three day camp but we're looking to do one day and we go the OK for that."
Programs similar to this have made many dreams come true and White hopes for just that in their future. He started this new endeavor fueled by regional pride and by the knowledge that there are deserving kids going unnoticed.
"The St. Paul City Conference has seven public schools and each school has about 3,000 kids in it and the last person to receive an NCAA scholarship was Thomas Tapeh in 1999. It's 2014. Kids not getting exposure and old school tactics puts us behind the eight ball. We have two cities across from one another and a huge metro area. There's no reason why we shouldn't put more guys out on football scholarships. That's our goal to address that need and help guys get the visibility to do that."