December 11, 2013
|Corey White-Property of LAFM|
By Reid Althage
LAFM: Name, position, school?
My name is Corey White and I am a DT, OT, and FB for Southern Lab High School. I also played a little TE toward the end of the year.
LAFM: Current height and weight?
6-2, 275 lbs
LAFM: Current ACT score and GPA?
2.8 GPA 17 ACT
LAFM: max bench, max squat, max clean?
I am not sure. I would say my max squat is about 450, and my max bench is about 350.
LAFM: Who is your favorite football player of all time?
Ray Lewis-He always had a tremendous emotion and love for the game. Every single game he came to play. Their were times in his life when adversity was happening off the field, but he still brought his game every Sunday. He is a role model for me and has taught me much about leadership.
LAFM: How old were you when you started playing and where?
I was 4 year old when I played pee wee flag football in Tallaulaa, LA.
LAFM: If football does not work out for you, what do you see yourself doing? Have you thought of a major in college?
I am not sure what I want to do as of now.
LAFM: Do you have any family or friends that have had a big influence on you in your football career?
My old teammate Deonte Shorts has had a big influence on me. When I tore my ACL last year, he would tell me things like “I wish you were out their with me,” and he made me keep my confidence up. He always supported me and even came back to watch me play this year. He told me to step up and do what you have to do. He was a great leader for Southern Lab. Now he is a backup QB at Southern University.
LAFM: you are a big time recruit, give me 3-5 schools that are recruiting you right now? Do you have any favorites?
I have been talking to LSU, and Mississippi State. Alcorn State has offered me a scholarship. I am being looked at by a few others as well. Right now I am just focusing on school and will make a decision once I have considered every option carefully.
LAFM: How would you say the season went for you and the team this year?
I thought we had a great season. Yes, we lost to St. Fredericks in the Semi-Finals. It was not a good game for us. We made many mistakes and had a lot of busted assignments. When looking back on the season, I am always going to remember the game against Ouachita Christian. My junior year we lost to them 44-8 in the last game of the season. I remember crying on the bus when my coach came up to me and said this is your team now. I took that to heart and focused on next year. I made it my goal to beat Ouachita if we got to play them this year. Sure enough come November Ouachita Christian came up on the schedule. I was so excited and focused for that game it was a great feeling. We were up 20-0 at half time. Coach warned us that these guys were champions, and champions are made to fight. They scored 14 straight points on us. Thankfully, we held on and won 20-14 in a great game. Looking back on the season, the team and I left everything on the field. I want to thank everybody who supported us, especially my coaches and teammates. It was a great season, and I would not take it back.
LAFM: What was your favorite game this season?
My favorite game was against our biggest rivals Kentwood High School. It was my last game at the Water Tower (Kentwood Stadium). They beat us on senior night last year pretty bad. My mindset was I am just going to play football. Once I got on the field, I flew around making plays. I even scored a TD playing FB. Punching in that touchdown was the greatest feeling in the world. Although we loss, it was a tough competitive game. Those are the games I enjoy playing.
LAFM: What positions are you being recruited for?
It depends on the school. Some are looking at me as a OL while other are looking at me as DL. I am a versatile player and colleges like that I could develop at either side of the ball.
LAFM: Outside of football, what makes your school special?
At Southern Lab, the school is just one big family. No matter what, you are going to be loved at Southern Lab. The teachers push you because they believe in you and want you to succeed. We have had alumni come talk to us and say how they would five anything to be back at the school. I used to think they were crazy wanting to go back to school. Now that I am about to graduate, I understand what they mean.