|Cory White - RB
School Preferences: Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, North Carolina State, UAB, Southern Mississippi, and Louisiana State
Profile 2003 - Cory White (RB)
Despite being stuck in a logjam at tailback last season behind two seniors, Corey White was able to rush for almost 800 yards before injuring his ankle in the second round of the state playoffs. With the departure of many senior starters, White's running ability will be crucial to the success of a young Lanier squad. " I love to have the ball in my hands," said White. When asked about which position he would rather play in college; Running Back or Linebacker, White is perfectly clear. " I am a running back, its exciting to juke and spin around defenders and make them look silly." Colleges agree, as he is being recruited by all his favorites as a pure tailback.
Corey White is self confident, but in no way cocky. He is a charismatic young man who is a pleasure to talk to, and will be an outstanding addition to any college team. With letters coming in from all around the country, White wants to stay in the southeast. "I'm getting mail from lots of schools up north, but the big time football is down south in the SEC and ACC...and I want to play big time football. My favorite schools right now are Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas, North Carolina State, UAB, Southern Mississippi, and Louisiana State."
September 6th will be a date to remember for any avid recruiting fan and is without a doubt on the mind of college recruiters in the southeast. Why? That's the date on which White and his Lanier teammates will make the 45 minute trip from Bessemer to Briarwood H.S. and star running back Tim Castille. " I can't wait until that game, that will be my time, if Tim scores one then I will come back with two. I'm going to show I am one of the top players in the state. I'll have more opportunities to make plays this year. I'll get the ball more at running back, and I'm going to get to return punts and kcikoffs too." Strong words, but he gets no argument here. Besides, the great Dizzy Dean once said, " It ain't braggin' if you can do it." White definitely has the physical ability along with the character to achieve his goals, and he has many opportunities to prove he can do it, especially with crosstown rival McAdory, and top wideout Matt Caddell coming in a week later.