Not many opponents threw at cornerback Ryan White of Louisville (Ky.) Trinity in 2011. As a result, he finished with exactly one interception after having recorded five of them in 2010..
"I probably got one [pass] thrown at me a game if I was lucky," White said.
White tried to make the best of things.
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"I just made all the plays I could," he said. "I also returned punts. I had three touchdowns and two called back so I would have had five."
On Tuesday, the 5-feet-9, 181-pounder was offered by Michigan. For those keeping score at home, that's No. 5. Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky and Louisville previously pulled the trigger. The Illini were first to offer White, who claims no leaders, doing so after White's sophomore season.
"All of [the offers] are big," White said. "I just want to get the opportunity to go to school and play football. I'm going to be looking around and seeing where I fit in."
Who might be next to offer?
"Maybe Tennessee," White said. "Coach [Derek] Dooley and another coach came up to the school last week. I've liked them ever since Eric Berry played there."
White recently competed in the Under Armour All-America Game combine in Florida.
"I did okay," he said. "But I feel like I could have done way better. I need to work on my speed - my vertical speed - and staying on top of a receiver."