Every year there is a one or two high school prospects that fly beneath the radar due to playing at a smaller school or for playing a different position at the high school level.
University Academy's Darrenn White appears to fall in both areas. White plays quarterback and corner back for UA in Kansas City Missouri, it appears that most schools at the next level is recruiting him as an athlete or defensive back.
White made the trip to the University of Missouri Saturday to catch a Tiger practice and get a chance to watch Mizzou scrimmage.
“It was really cool,” White told InsideMizzou.com Saturday evening. “I really like the way Missouri runs their practices and scrimmage.”
Apparently the Missouri coaching staff was pleased to have White on campus.
“They were very glad I was there,” White said. “They want me to come back for another visit and invited me to their spring game next week.”
White, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound athlete who runs a 4.54 forty, passed for over 2,000 yards and rushed for over 500 yards his junior season.
“Everyone is recruiting me as an athlete or to play corner back,” White said. “I really like it at Missouri a lot.”
While White has no official offers yet, several schools are showing a lot of interest and may be close to offering according to the talented athlete.
“Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas State, and Wyoming seem very close to offering me,” White said. “I hope I get an offer from Mizzou.”
White's stock started to rise after he participated in Scout.com's 7-7 regional tournament held at Ohio State. White, a member of the Missouri/Kansas squad, won the regional title and will compete for the national championship that will be held in Las Vegas during the Fourth of July weekend.
“It was great to get meet and play with the top athletes in the state of Missouri,” White said. “A lot of people don't think of Missouri as a great football state. We got the chance to prove otherwise at Ohio State. I'm very excited about playing for the national title.”
According to one recruiting expert, White had an outstanding tournament.
"He had three interceptions in the final two games," said one Scout.com expert. "He really surprised everyone with his athletic ability. He can definitely play at the D1 level."
Does White have an early favorite?
“I'm pretty open at this point,” White said. “I like Missouri a lot, their facilities are so nice. I really like their coaching staff a lot also.”