Brison White’s recruitment hasn’t even really started yet, but the 2016 running back is already making a name for himself.
The youngster joined a group of Minnesota prospects that included 2014 offensive lineman Frank Ragnow and 2015 defensive end/linebacker Jashon Cornell on a college tour which ended with a stop at the adidas Invitational at Grand Valley State on Sunday.
Despite being two years younger than many of the participants, White ended up walking away win one of the MVP honors for running backs.
“It feels great,” the 5-foot-10, 195-pound freshman from St. Paul’s Cretin-Derham Hall said.
“There was a lot of good talent out there. I just went out there and worked hard at trying to do what I could and putting my best foot forward.”
White was ready to do whatever the coaches wanted him to do and felt he did it well.
“Whatever the coaches threw at me really; catching drills, one-on-ones, I was just able to handle it,” he said.
White is likely to see his recruitment pick up after the strong performance.
“Actually, I haven’t been hearing from many schools yet,” he said.
He did get a chance to see a few schools as the group made stops at Notre Dame, Northwestern and Western Michigan before the adidas camp.
“It was an actual Junior Day at Western Michigan,” said White. “At Northwestern and Notre Dame, they were small tours.”
He enjoyed the opportunity to get a peek at the next level.
“It’s a lot different, but I like it,” he said. “It’s very different, but seeing all of the competition I could go up against is a great experience.”
He also enjoyed his brief look at Notre Dame.
“I really liked the campus and the people who led us around,” he said.
White’s former classmate at Cretin-Derham, James Onwualu, was one of those showing the group around.
“We talked for a little bit in the locker room,” White said. “He kind of helped us around the school and the facilities and stuff. It was very nice. He was saying he enjoys it a lot. It’s a lot different from high school of course, but it’s something he really, really enjoys.”
“It got caught off short. I wish I could have stayed a little bit longer to get more into the school.”
He’s planning on returning soon.
“I believe I’m going to the spring game, April 20th,” he said.