"We've gotten verbal offers from Auburn
, and UConn right
now," said Troy White
. "That's where we are planning on camping at
those schools this summer as well."
Looking nearly identical, Tria White
said that his brother Troy was the bigger
of the two. "He's 285, and I'm 280," said White about the difference
between them that only the twins and a scale might notice.
The two big men move extremely well and took place in a 7 v 7 tournament hosted
at Evangel Christian in Lakeland. It was no surprise to find out that they
excelled in other sports as well.
"We play basketball too. I think we averaged 14 and 15 points per game. We
sub in and out for eachother the whole game."
So there's always a fresh 6-5 and 280 pound White on the court. Combining for 29
points per game, the rotation seems to have worked nicely.
The White twins' future is on the football field though, and each brother likes
the same team for the same reason.
"Auburn is our favorite team. We've been liking them for a long time. Our
cousin Wayne Gandy
played up there. We stay in touch with him a lot."
When asked about the teams that they were most interested, the Whites fired off
the teams that had recruited them the hardest to this point: Auburn, Alabama,
and UCONN. Knowing that they are going to have unlimited options come signing
day of 2006, I asked them if they offers from every school they were interested
in the country, who would be their Top 5. They answered together plugging in
, Alabama, Miami
, and Florida State
," said Troy and
Tria together. "Auburn would still be our favorite right now."
Troy and Tria White are going to be a big loss to the Haines City team when they
finish the 2005 season, but they are going to be two of the top offensive line
prospects in the south this year.
Another interesting note at the 7v7 on Saturday was that there were at least
four D1 linemen on the field, the White twins, and also the Pouncey twins from
James and Lashawn Pouncey flank super sophomore Chris Rainey. Lakeland won the
State Championship last year, and with Class of '07 players like these three,
Lakeland is going to be a force to be reckoned with for the next several years.
Haines City opponents in Central, Fla. have been seeing double for too long
now as twin brothers and offensive line prospects Troy and Tria White
have given opponents fits both on the football field and on the hard court. The
twins have several verbal offers already, and they name an early leader.
Twins Troy and Tria White are an imposing force on the football field.