• John Macon Gillespie

White Aiming For Success At Fortius Project

Last season, Oxford High School 2018 player Jammie White experienced a wrinkle in his game with a position change due to his size and athleticism.

“My biggest challenge was just competing for a spot because I got moved from outside linebacker to defensive end in a split second,” White told SES Mississippi. “I had to work my way back up the ladder and wait on my moment.”

The upcoming 2017 football season will provide White with a chance to prove himself to the rest of the state as a dominant defender like his favorite college football player, Arden Key from LSU.

“Just his style of play for his body size is unreal,” White said.

White will work along side a handful of talented defensive playmakers from Oxford like Quentin Wilfawn, Jamar James, C.J. Terrell, DeChristian Cummings, Gregory Millner, DaDa Parham, and others. They were all a part of a defense that was one of 5A’s best last season.

“Last season, we had a lot of talent and very excellent players. We also has players step up being a young team,” White said. “We worked hard in the weight room and worked even harder at practice so that helped us out a lot. We were also taught to face adversity and work through it to help us get better.”

White, last season, recorded five tackles and one sack. Those numbers should increase drastically by the end of 2017 if he and his defensive unit can do their job. Defensive coordinator Matt McCrory has done a fine job at preaching discipline in his short time at OHS according to White.

“He is a very good coach, he is very strict about us not skipping reps and makes us focus on working to be the best and cheating is cheating yourself and the team,” White said.

He announced that he will attend the Fortius Project on February 25th at Itawamba Community College. White plans to work on and improve his speed and agility while he is there, skills that are crucial to the defensive end position.

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