San Diego LB shooting up charts

Mission Bay High in San Diego is home to one of the fastest rising linebacker prospects in the entire West and maybe the entire nation.

Meet Scott White, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound inside linebacker with 4.58-second speed in the 40-yard dash and an amazing nose for the football. White had 181 tackles last season, including 99 solo stops, seven sacks, forced six fumbles and had one interception.

It’s that type of play that has attracted college coaches from all over the nation.

“In every game he dominated,” said Desi Herrera, the defensive coordinator at Mission Bay. “He has the size to dominate the running game and also has the speed to cover like a defensive back. He’s a really special kid and a special player.”

Washington, Oklahoma, LSU, Notre Dame, Colorado and San Diego State agree. Those are the teams that have offered him in writing. Teams like UCLA, Oregon, Washington State, Arizona, Kansas State and Texas A&M are also interested.

"There aren’t too many players with stats like his,” his coach said. “He’s a big-time recruit. Most think he’s been the best player in San Diego since his sophomore year.

“I work hard every day with Scott and you can tell that he’s a great kid that is focused on improving his game.”

An improved Scott White? Now that sounds scary, but it sounds more like a dream to college coaches.