October 1, 2008

Three-star RB excited for first visit

Iowa State will have a big visitor this weekend in Kansas University, the nation's No. 16 team. The Cyclones hope to treat Kansas much worse than they treat some of their other visitors on campus including Dallas (Texas) Skyline running back James White. White is one of the top running backs on the Iowa State board and will be taking in Ames, Iowa for his first official visit.

While Iowa State coaches are excited to have White on campus, he may be able to make them even happier when he leaves.

"I'm supposed to be going to on a trip to Iowa State this weekend officially," White confirmed. "If I like it and like what I see I may commit."

Off to a 2-2 start to the season, Iowa State has White believing in the future and excited to possibly be a part of it.

"I'm excited about the new head coach from Texas, Gene Chizik," he said. "I know he's going to do a great job and he sounds like he's a great coach from everyone I've heard from."

While White is excited about Iowa State, that staff certainly shares the interest.

"They're real excited about me," he said. "They say that I can come up there and play as a true freshman and be an impact freshman up there. They say I can get the ball 20 times a game up there and they need a guy that can hit a hole and plant that foot and go and they think that I can be that type of guy."

This season, White has helped his Skyline team to a blazing start. Despite one close loss, he and his teammates are proving to be one of the top teams in the Dallas Metroplex. Even the loss is being used as motivation for White and his team.

"Everything's been going good," he said. "I'm doing ok this year. I get probably about 15-18 carries a game and I catch the ball out of the backfield…I think we've got a real good shot this season. Even after the loss everybody kept their heads up said everything happens for a reason and we're going to bounce back."


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