Desmon White waited a long time to receive his first scholarship offer from a Football Bowl Subdivision school. Once that offer came at about 3 on Wednesday afternoon, he jumped on it within a few hours and committed to UNT.
The DeSoto standout is a bit undersized at 5-8, 160, but has made a host of plays as a quarterback for the Eagles. The talent White showed led the Mean Green’s coaches to look past his size and envision him in a role similar to the one played by Brelan Chancellor, another undersized player who has thrived at UNT as a slot receiver and kick returner.
White has thrown for 1,365 yards and rushed for an additional 585 for DeSoto this season. He will move to slot receiver when he arrives at UNT this summer.
Just last week, White threw for 362 yards and rushed for an additional 146 in a 50-0 win over South Grand Prairie with members of UNT’s staff on hand.
“The kind of offense they run is what I like,” White said. “They want me to return punts and kicks. They also want to use me as slot receiver and a wildcat quarterback like they use Brelan Chancellor. They told me that I will be playing a role like the one he has.”
White is the third DeSoto player to commit to UNT, joining defensive linemen Johnavhan Grahm and Shaq Jackson.
White and Grahm have been teammates since they starting playing in middle school.
White has been to UNT’s campus on a few occasions and will visit when the Mean Green hosts Middle Tennessee in its next home game on Oct. 12.
“The team and the coaches made a difference and I like the school a lot,” White said. “It’s a good fit. They took a chance on me and looked past my size.”
Here’s a highlight of one of his big plays this year: