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White racks up more attention

Three-star safety Lester White of Riverside (Calif.) J.W. North is one of the ever growing number of talented players in the Inland Empire.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder is ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 32 safety in the nation and already has a number of schools after him.
"I just picked up an Oregon State offer," White said. "That was my latest one. Nebraska, Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego State and Washington State are the schools I talk to the most. I'd have to say Nebraska, Oregon, Arizona State, Oregon State and Washington State are my favorites so far."
"That'd pretty much be my order right now."
White, who has offers from Arizona State, Nebraska, Oregon State, San Diego State, UNLV, Washington State, Fresno State and Boise State, said both USC and UCLA are interested, but he wasn't able to make it to either one of their camps this summer. But he knows both local schools will be watching him heavily this season.
"The USC coaches were just really excited and showed really positive energy toward me," White said. "But I have talked to a lot of coaches I like. I would said coach Carl Pelini at Nebraska is one of the more impressive, too. He's impressive because the way he was talking to me."
White is gearing up for a big senior season.
"I'm pretty excited, because we're playing a lot of good teams," he said. "I'm looking forward to Centennial. It is a little rivalry and close town. We also have Orange Lutheran the third game of the season. Centennial is the eighth game. Those are the games I'm looking forward to."
"Definitely my goal is to make it and win state. We need to get stronger and more disciplined. We only lost our first game and went undefeated after that. We just have to finish off the season."
And White hopes to be 100 percent for all of those games.
"I missed two games last year because I had a sprained ankle," he said. "It was still hurting this spring and I re-injured it. That is why my 40 time at the SPARQ combine was so low. I just ran a 4.48 recently. I can't wait for the year to start."
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