He’s known for playing wide receiver at College of the Canyons, but Tim White is currently running track.
“Track is going great and I'm actually in the junior nationals now,” said White. “I compete in the triple jump in the junior nationals and my best score is a 52 flat.”
As for football, White at one point had an offer from BYU, but that situation has now changed.
“Utah State offered me and BYU was recruiting me but is just talking to me now,” said White. “Recruiting is definitely going good and there are a lot of schools interested. I haven’t really spoken to Utah State as much lately, but they had me talk to their coaching staff and was introduced over the phone.”
White’s former head coach at College of the Canyons was Garett Tujague, who is now BYU’s offensive line coach. White still keeps in contact with Tujague, who continues to encourage and check in on him from time to time.
“Coach Tujague is saying the same things as before and making sure my grades are staying good and everything,” White said. “I would like to visit some schools this year. I'm going to redshirt this year so I’ll have three years to play three at the college I commit to. I could play three years of football and three years of track.”
White has been out to BYU for an unofficial visit, and is still very much interested in BYU despite no longer having an offer from the Cougars.
“I would like to visit BYU again and get a better look at the atmosphere, especially during the football season,” said White. “I went out there right after their spring game, so that would be good and something I would like to do.
“So yeah, I'm still definitely interested in BYU very much. Coach Tujague is talking to me and he loved me as a player at COC. He’s the one that recruited me out of high school. He’s a good coach and we have a really good relationship.”
If the option to play at BYU is ever placed back on the table, White feels he would be a good fit within the offense, as well as on special teams.
“Well, there is a possibility and we’ll have to see how it goes,” said White. “BYU is still talking to me but we’ll have to see how it goes. They definitely think I can come in right away and play that slot position. I can be that speed guy that can open things up for other guys and even do kick and punt returns.”
If BYU football never shakes out for him, there still is a chance he could end up in a Cougar uniform while running track for Coach Mark Robison.
“I’ve also been talking to the BYU track coach too,” White said. “I’ve been talking to Coach Robison and he’s just waiting to see what the football team does. He wants to get me out there on a visit because the last time I was out there it was just for football. He wants me to visit out there for track.”
However, the optimal situation for White would be to play football and run track since the two don’t overlap.
“I think it would be cool because I could possibly play football and track for the university,” said White. “Coach Tujague is fine with it and he said they could work it out. He would have to talk to Coach Mendenhall first about it though because football would be the priority. We’ll just have to see.”