Kansas City (Mo.) University Academy three-star athlete Darrenn White is one of the top players in the state of Missouri and it's no surprise that new Wyoming coach Dave Christensen offered him early with his connections to the Show Me State.
That connection paid off with a commitment on Monday after White took an unofficial visit to Wyoming.
"Darrenn committed to coach Christensen today," University Academy coach Damon Paul said. "He is very excited to be a Cowboy."
White is one of the first true city prospects in Kansas City players to commit to a Division I school in the past 10 years.
As a junior playing quarterback, White rushed for around 1,300 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also threw for 17 touchdowns and completed 60 percent of his passes. The play earned him an early offer from Wyoming and heavy attention from Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Iowa State and other local programs.
"They want him to play quarterback, but I think they're recruiting him as an athlete," Paul said about Wyoming.
"Schools that run the spread were interested in Darrenn as a quarterback. Some others were recruiting him as an athlete, and the rest wanted him as a cornerback. He's a special kid and a special player. We're really excited about the decision."