Running Back, Class of 2022
North Stafford, Stafford, VA
To say the announcement was anything less than heartbreaking, would underscore the significance. When the Virginia High School League announced last month it would postpone its fall sports to the spring, it was difficult for many student-athletes to accept.
For North Stafford (Va.) four-star running back Tevin White, it was crushing. Not only had his recruitment had a wrench thrown in it, but now he’d have to wait longer. White, No. 151 in the 2022 Rivals250, got in a pair of visits on his own this summer, but it wasn’t nearly what he’d hoped for in making his decision. Like his season, though, White remains optimistic and hopeful.
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“Obviously, when they said I wasn’t going to play, I was really upset,” he said. “I was working hard and couldn’t wait to show what I could do. At the same time, I took it as it gave me more time to get better. I can show my true colors next year. It’s more a blessing and a curse, so I didn’t take it too hard.”
In July, White took in a pair of in-person visits with his family that have at least helped the recruiting process, though he was not allowed to have contact with any football staff members. They went to Tennessee first, then stopped by Virginia Tech on their way home. The stop in Blacksburg allowed White to at least see the surroundings for himself.
“We really just saw campus, walked around, ate at a few restaurants,” White said. “It was just to get a feel of the campus. It gave me an old/new feel. Not every college campus is like that, so that stood out to me.”
Assistant coach Adam Lechtenberg has been the primary recruiter for the Hokies and offered White a scholarship in March. They’ve talked a few times since Sept. 1, the first day coaches were allowed to contact members of the 2022 class.
The visit to Knoxville also gave White something to draw from. He said...
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