UNC still leads for in-state RB

Running back Johnny White out of Asheville, N.C. has the North Carolina Tar Heels on top of his current recruiting list, but the 6-foot-0, 195-pounder also has a slew of other schools he's looking at too.
"North Carolina is leading right now because they are the only ones who have offered so far," he said. "I love the coaching staff and it seems like the program is heading in the right direction. I talk to the running backs coach every week and he just asks me how I'm doing and how track is going."
Other schools high on White's list right now include Wake Forest, Virginia, Tennessee and Clemson.
"I just like the way Wake Forest runs their program. I've talked to a couple of their coaches and I've had good experiences with them and it seems like their program is going in the right direction too," he said. "I went down to Virginia to see a basketball game and I had a pretty good time. I like the school and the coaches, they are very easy to talk to, they could be like your best friend.
"I've been down to Tennessee to see them play Notre Dame and that was a pretty good experience. I like the staff a lot there and it just seems like a good place to play and the atmosphere is great. I like that Clemson is not too far away from home. I think their program is pretty good and I could fit in there. I haven't been down to see the coaches, but I plan to do that this summer."
White is currently preparing for the Nike Camp in Athens, Georgia on May 14th.
"I'm running track right now and that's keeping me in shape and enhancing my speed," he said. "I'm also lifting weight and stuff in preparation for the combine."
As for next year, White wants to help lead Asheville to state.
"Hopefully we can win a state championship, that's my dream," he said. "I'm trying to improve on my speed and power as well as my quickness."
Last season White ran for 2,200 yards and 39 touchdowns as a junior.