|Offers:||Texas Tech, Austin Peay, Colorado Mesa, Delta State, Louisiana-Monroe, Mississippi, North Alabama, Northern Arizona, Southeast Missouri State, Youngstown State|
|JUCO:||Northwest Mississippi C.C. (Senatobia, MS)|
|Commitment Date:||May 30, 2020|
Texas Tech has added yet another player to the 2020 class, this time in Northwest Mississippi CC safety Cameron White.
White spoke with RedRaiderSports’ Ben Golan and Inside the Red Raiders’ Jarrett Johnson about his commitment and what he brings to the table. This is from the Golan article about why White chose Texas Tech:
Why Texas Tech? “I chose Texas Tech because the whole staff is based on family. They were on me from day one when they realized I didn’t sign and realized my potential right off the top. Coach Wells, he’s a really good coach. I did my research and he knows his stuff and he’s someone I want to be coached by.”
And from the Johnson article about what White brings to Texas Tech:
“I grew up playing corner so my cover skills are sharp but when the coaches found out I was fast and can hit hard they moved me to safety,” White said. “What I’m going to bring to the table is a whole bunch of interceptions and big hits. I’m an all around player. You can put me on the sidelines (at corner), put me in the box, whatever the case may be because I’m used to it. I plan on coming to Texas Tech and making my mark there for sure.”
There’s more there at both articles, so check them out. Golan’s article also notes that White played in 11 games last year, getting 55 tackles, 2 TFL, and 3 pass break-ups.
The interesting thing about White is that coming out of high school, he signed with Ole Miss. Had offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Louisville, and Southern Miss. So he was incredibly highly regarded. In the Golan article, he said that he wasn’t comfortable with what was happening at Ole Miss so he went the JUCO route. I honestly don’t know what to make of all of that.
As far as the video is concerned, White does cover quite a bit of space and he’s a hard hitter, both things are important for a safety. Not afraid of contact and he appears to have good size as well. I think he’d rather play the run than play the pass, if I had to guess, but I think he does a good job of diagnosing plays and making reads, which I think is important. He includes a highlight of him biting on a receiver and getting behind the ball before making the play so he may be prone to that.
This is the second bit of depth added to the secondary, earlier in the spring, Texas Tech added Cameron Watts (I think he committed when things were just starting with the pandemic and between work and blogging, I just ran out of time) so the staff thinks that the secondary still needs an upgrade.