Ole Miss named Matt Luke it’s 38th head coach on November 27th. Since then, he and his staff have been out on the road recruiting like crazy now that there is no more uncertainty hovering over the program. And now after securing a verbal pledge from him last month, Cam White has signed his letter of intent and faxed it in to make it official.
The three-star safety prospect from Madison Central High School chose to sign with the Rebels over notable offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Louisville, and Southern Miss among others despite narrowing his recruitment down to the Rebels, Marshall, South Alabama, and Southern Miss. The defensive signee for McGriff and the Rebels has flown under the radar for the better part of the recruiting cycle, but obviously Ole Miss and programs like the Crimson Tide have taken notice.
As a two-year starter at Madison Central High School, the No. 1 safety in Mississippi recorded 103 total tackles, 11 passes defended, two sacks, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions. He was also a weapon on offense for the Jaguars, running for 1,229 yards and nine touchdowns.
The best part is that he will be joining 2017 signee Kam White who, despite one letter being off, bears the same name. The future secondary could be filled with C/Kam Whites!
How does he fit in?
The 6’1, 185-pound safety prospect is an impressive-looking athlete and could pack on some weight before his senior season is complete and upon arrival in Oxford in order to come down to the second level and play some outside linebacker. He initially reminds me of freshman Ole Miss defensive back Kam White, not only because of the name, but they both have similar skill sets: big, physical secondary players who can run sideline-to-sideline and are not afraid of contact.
White, who is also a track standout at Madison Central, has been clocked as fast as 10.87 in the 100-yard dash and will be someone who will contend for playing time early and often because of his speed and athleticism. Whether he is in the secondary or down in the box as an outside linebacker, he is a physical prospect who exhibits better than average ball skills at both levels. In my opinion, he will play special teams because of the top-end speed but will need a year in the weightroom before breaking the two-deep at safety and/or linebacker.