2010 Intro: Kenneth White

2010 Intro: Kenneth White

SOUTHPORT, N.C. --- South Brunswick High is coming off the best football season in school history. Head coach Gordon Walters credits running back Kenneth White's play for much of the success.

"[Last season's success is] something you can hold your head up high about and say ‘That's my team, that's what we did,'" White said. "So I'm pretty proud of it."

For the first time in school history, South Brunswick reached the third round of the NCHSAA 2A Playoffs. The Cougars ended the campaign with a school best 10-3 win-lose record.

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White, a 5-foot-11, 195-pounder, rushed for 1,610 yards and 15 touchdowns on 264 carries (6.1-yard average).

"He's very much a power guy with vision," Walters said. "He's a very tough runner inside... He's just a hardnosed, old-school running back He's a total football player. He blocks well [and] he can play in space – he just does an outstanding job for us."

South Brunswick primarily runs its offense out of the double-wing or wing-t formations, where White will line up at either fullback or wingback – but mainly fullback.

"So he runs the inside and the perimeter," Walters said. "Defenses aren't sure where he's coming from."

On the occasions South Brunswick lines up in the I-formation, White plays tailback.

"He's got very good vision and with him running downhill, you can always count on two or three yards," Walters said.

Offense is White's main responsibility for South Brunswick. However in key situations, he will play outside linebacker or safety on defense.

Walters isn't sure where White best fits at on the collegiate level. However, if White stays on offense, Walters sees him remaining at tailback. Defensively, Walters believes White will find a home as a hybrid linebacker/safety -- such as a dog safety in a 3-5 defensive scheme.

At North Carolina's camp, which he has attended since his freshman year, White has worked out solely at running back. The last two summers he has practiced under the guidance of Kenny Browning.

"[Browning] is a very smart man," White said. "He does a good job of explaining what to do in each situation. He's a good coach."

White plans to continue his streak and camp at UNC this summer. He is looking to attend several other camps including Virginia Tech and other ACC schools.

This spring, White has attended junior days at Duke and East Carolina.

In addition to the aforementioned schools, White is also receiving interest from NC State, Nebraska, TCU, and Wisconsin.

White isn't only being pursued for his athletic ability. He's also an excellent student who holds a 3.7 grade-point average.

White is hoping some of that interest materializes into scholarship offers – especially UNC.

"I'm a real big Carolina fan," White said. "I've been to Carolina's campus a couple of times and I really liked what I saw."

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