White offers smarts and skills to LSU football recruiting class

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 3:28am

Even with national signing day complete, the work for high school seniors is not. Staying on top of their academics for the remainder of the year should be top priority. One future LSU Tiger, Tre'Davious White, should have no problem with that.

Only time will tell how the 2013 signing class will pan out.

“We can all agree we will find out how well this team plays as it matures,” LSU head coach Les Miles told the media Wednesday after wrapping up his ninth recruiting class in Baton Rouge.

All 27 players who signed on to be a Tiger have high expectations. Maybe none more so than Tre'Davious White from Green Oaks high school in Shreveport.

“He'll look a lot like the great corners we've had here in the past,” Miles said.

That’s not a bad group to be mentioned with. Names like Patrick Peterson, Morris Claiborne and Tryann Mathieu quickly come to mind when speaking of recent greats.

“I just want to make my family and my state proud. I just want to do it for Louisiana,” White said just minutes after signing his National Letter of Intent.

He’s considered to be one of the nation’s top prospects at the cornerback position.

“He’s a very gifted athlete with great cover skills and will be returning kicks. He has great speed with a 4.3 40-yard dash.

To go along with that 40-yard dash time is a 4.3 grade point average making him one of the nation’s top students too. He says his reasons for choosing LSU are not just for football.

“I want a chance to win a championship and get a top of the line education.”

He’s in line to be the valedictorian at his high school. With that honor, he’ll be a champion before even taking a snap at LSU.

White picked LSU over Ole Miss and Mississippi State. He’s related to former LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne. He’ll enroll at LSU for the fall semester. His grades shouldn't be an issue.

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