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"It went good overall," White said after the camp was let out. "I did good and showed what they were looking for, and I had a good day. I really enjoyed myself. It went good. Everything was real good. They showed me a lot of southern hospitality here."
Devin White is a two-way player for North Webster. He went both ways at Ole Miss too.
"The running back coach, Derrick Nix, I learned that he likes my style of play. Big and strong and can run downhill. One that can run over you and run past you. As a linebacker. I stayed at linebacker for most of the day. Coach (Tom) Allen said I worked it really good. I had good footwork and good technique. Everything went well with that."
Does the 6' 2", 225-pounder prefer linebacker?
"Yea, I told them that I wanted to get most of my reps in at linebacker. I rarely do it so I wanted to see where I was. I can play both but when we got to individual I went two sets and then two sets and just swapped between the two positions. I went back and forth."
When did Ole Miss start recruiting the nation's #6 rated running back for the '16 class
"They got in the mix, I would say, towards the end of the season. Every since then I talk to them like once a week so I promised him I would get up. I came up here and we are going to continue to bond."
What convinced him to come check out the campus?
"Coach (Dave) Womack wanted me to come up here and meet the rest of the coaches. He wanted me to see the new facilities and see how they ran things down there. He wanted to see if I liked it and I did. I could see myself playing here at Ole Miss. The facilities are really nice up here, but I do not too much base my decision off of facilities. That does not help you get to the NFL because you have good facilities. I am mostly looking at the coaches, but it does help you draw in good players so that is a positive."
Who else is involved?
"Mainly the ones who are recruiting me the hardest are LSU, Alabama, Nebraska, Ole Miss. I want to say them too because they are recruiting me hard too. And I want to say USC, UCLA, Florida State, and that is about it. That is who is recruiting me the hardest. They have not all offered me but most have. They think I am with this LSU and Bama thing. They do not think I am going to consider there schools so they are going to wait it out right now."
Who has offered?
"Nebraska, ULL, LSU, Alabama, Ole Miss, and Tulsa."
Why do they assume Devin will go to Alabama or LSU?
"I guess because most running backs that are from Louisiana that get those big offers that is where they end up, but me I want to see other things. I think if they give me an opportunity to come check them out. Like Ole Miss, coach (Hugh) Freeze said we are not going to hesitate to make me their top priority. They said they didn't care if I had those big offers, because they said they were going to be a big offer for me and we are going to recruit you the same. That is the type of thing I like. I am going to show them the same love they are showing me. Like right now, I am up here right now."
What stands out about LSU?
"Right now I like their running attack. That is a good thing. They use their running backs and do not try and kill them. I also think they have a real good running back coach in coach Frank Wilson."
"Coach Burton Burns he is hard on you. That is what I like. Like my mom, he is just like my mom. He is just a man in my mom's body. He is going to stay on me and make sure I do what I am suppose to do, and if I do not do what I am suppose to do then he just stays on me until I do. I like for someone to stay on me. Recently they have had some success and won some national championships and kids take pride in that too."
Which schools has he visited so far?
"Alabama, LSU, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Baylor, and that is about it. I really have not got out, but this is the summer I am going to do that. I am going to see as many places as I can this summer."
Yancy Porter is the Mississippi Scout for Scout.com and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org