Tre'Davious White is a 4-star athlete recruit that can play cornerback or wide receiver at the college level, and he's going to be a very valuable option for Les Miles and the LSU Tigers.
He checks in at 5'11'', 175 pounds according to Rivals.com, and they have him ranked as the No. 6 athlete in the nation—and the No. 1 player in the state of Louisiana.
White has all the intangibles and skills to be a big-time contributor for LSU, but what exactly does that mean?
Obviously, White is an extremely good athlete. He possesses great vertical, straight-line speed which allows him to easily beat defenders off the line or find the gap in zone coverage. He has good leaping ability and can go up and high-point the ball over a defender.
White also appears to possesses extremely good concentration as a receiver. He can go up in traffic and make athletic plays on the ball even though he's surrounded by defenders. This is also a characteristic of a wideout with good body control, and that's an extremely valuable trait to have.
His skills as a receiver also come into play as a defensive back. He can make those athletic plays over the receiver on the defensive side of the ball. He also has the ability stick and break on a route. Essentially, his abilities as a wide receiver on offense make him quite the ball hawk in the defensive secondary.
What position should White play for LSU?
What I really like about White is his physicality, which may be surprising considering his size. While he may not be the biggest guy on the field, he plays as if he is. When watching his highlights it's easy to tell that he has no problem being physical.
When he gets the ball in his hands, he's a straight-line runner. That doesn't mean that he can't juke or cut back, but he's extremely good and finding his lane and getting up field in a hurry. He runs with his shoulders in front of him, which means that he's constantly moving forward, and he isn't afraid to lower his shoulders and run through a tackle.
His physicality and determination once he has the ball in his hands makes him extremely hard to take down, and even though the competition will be much better in the SEC, this is a trait I see carrying over for the 4-star athlete.
This next set of pictures shows you a great example of what White will be bringing to LSU. Below you can see a shot of his athleticism, concentration and ability as a receiver, as he goes up over two defenders to make a great catch.
As he comes down he's able to shake off one of the defenders with a nice shoulder dip.
As he starts moving upfield, the second defender tries to tackle him, but White keeps his feet moving and drags the defender for a yard or two.
In the last picture you can see him fighting for extra yards, displaying determination and toughness for a wide receiver.
Sometimes wide receivers get a reputation for being divas, but that doesn't appear to be the case with White. He has a ton of talent and athleticism, but he also does the small things on the football field.
For a very special player, that may end up being his greatest skill.
Miles and the LSU coaching staff are going to love this kid, and the fans are going to really appreciate him once he gets his time to shine for the Tigers.