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For someone newish to the recruiting scene, how would you guys rank White with recent DB recruits and who would you compare him to?
His cousin Morris Claiborne, who was a first round draft choice..
Yea, I knew he was related to Mo somehow just didn't know if his playing style would be similar to his
Great question, seems like we got a player here boys.
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Claiborne is the obvious comparison. Not as big as Claiborne but has long arms and looks to have better hips and pure quicks than Mo did at the same stage.
He plays with a lot of swagger... something CB's definitely need. I see him playing as our Nickel back at least next year. He could eventually take over for Collins if JC doesnt improve from last year.
But I think a duo of Mills, Collins, and White is very underrated!
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That would be a trio.
"That was Death Valley. It's where opponent's dreams come to die." - Miles
Collins wasn't that bad last year. IMO, you could have put him in Tharold Simon's spot and achieved equal or better results over the season. I personally wouldn't mind seeing JC at FS if Martin doesn't cut it. Collins picked off a couple of passes last year and tends to be in the right position in coverage to get to the ball which is a role a safety needs to have.
I really think a redshirt CB like D. Raymond or Duane Thomas will push Mills to work to keep his spot and possibly move Collins out of nickel to a dime or to safety. And this is without knowing if Jefferson, R. Robinson or T. White are going to look out there at CB as true frosh.
I think White is a play now player, don't know if the other two freshmen are at that level yet.
Raymond and Thomas are under the radar but possess some great speed which with year under their belt working on technique might put one or both into seeing the field this year and allow for tighter coverage on th ereceiver at the line of scrimmage.
Our starting CB's played off the receiver far too much last year, and they did not make many plays either.
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Taking absolutely nothing away from White, but I think the success Claiborne had at LSU helped White rating wise. They are very similar size/speed wise and both had similar high school careers as multi purpose athletes playing for average teams.
In terms of pure cornerbacks in high school, you can't beat Patrick Peterson coming out of high school.
This was the main problem but its because he didn't trust Loston and or Reid in coverage.
Well, they are fairly similar athletically, but White is more advanced as a corner, at this stage. I do think that when you see him, you think Mo, and analyst see how that worked out. Its just a projection thing that they want to look back on and be graded right...I think you see someone with speed, elite hips, great lineage, ball skills(could also be an elite WR/return man), oh, and he's a validictorian. The one hole I've seen is his open field tackling/run support. Hopefully that gets better when he bulks up some, but he's deserving of his ranking on his own merit..
It's almost too easy to compare Tre'Davious White to Morris Claiborne with all of the ties the two have to one another and how they look so much alike in front of a camera.
But their skill sets are very comparable as well. Both have good length and long arms and were both real light in the pants coming out of high school. I think Tre'Davious might have a little quicker feet at this stage of the game though and their hips are also very comparable.
It almost seems like I'm taking the easy way out by comparing White to Claiborne but I truly feel that is the best comparison I have seen.
Thank y'all. Appreciate the insight
From a pure projection and pure physical perfection standpoint there will likely never be a more perfect CB prospect than Peterson. He's the blueprint for a CB. That said as a cover guy, he is far from the best I've seen coming out of hs. No one I've seen is the level of prospect or pure ceiing guy that Peterson was but Hargreaves is a better pure cover guy than PP was at the same stage. In fact White probably is as well.
I don't think Claiborne's status has anything to do with White's rating. White was lowly ranked initially but killed the summer circuit and got bumped to his rightful place. Then he went to the Army game and proved against the best of the best that he is an elite CB prospect. Claiborne could've done the same perhaps but White earned every bit of his ranking status. Without the camp, combine, 7 on 7 circuit and all star game, White would likely be under the radar just as Claiborne was. It's all about exposure when rankings are concerned. Exposure and lack of competing in the dog and pony show circuit is what had people questioning Nkemdiche's status as the top prospect in the class and we all know how that worked out. He finally showed up at UA and proved what everyone knew all along. If he hadn't then it's very likely that at least one site would've dropped him mistakenly. Again, all about exposure. As a recruit, if you want your due on rankings sites then you have to take part in the beauty contest in shorts and tshirts. Don't like it at all but it's the nature of the business these days.
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