Overview: Cameron White was a senior who played wide receiver for Texas Christian University. He is a physical wide receiver who also has the ability to play special teams. During his career, he had 45 catches for 546 yards and two touchdowns
I had the pleasure of interviewing Cameron, during which time he told me more about his background, his personality and his overall love for football.
Christa: For the people who do not know your story, how did you wind up choosing TCU?
CW: At the time, I was recruited by Rusty Burns and I love him as a person and coach. He showed me all the love I needed and came after me early and I couldn’t find that anywhere else. As I stayed at TCU and we got Curtis Luper as a coach he taught us how to be men and focus and have discipline as a receiving core and I will forever love him as a coach and person. Still in contact today.
C: What would you say are your strengths and weaknesses?
CW: S- I am a very physical wide out so high pointing the ball when it’s in the air it is mine at all times route running is key.
W- I am currently working on that in training now and it is coming alone well.
C: What separates you from the other players at your position?
CW: I want it more than others and I will not let anyone stand in the way of that. People take things for granted and I have been on both sides of the fence in my life seeing what it’s like to not play a season and seeing other do what you should be doing going from D1 to FCS and athletes not know at the D1 level what lower divisions go through. Term I learned at Grambling “We get it out the Mud” and it’s crazy because we had to work with what we had and it taught me how to not complain and just go get it for my fiancé and 2 children.
C: Which current or former NFL player do you think you resemble and why?
CW: Jerry Rice routes and finesse and leaving it all on the field, along with Dez and Terrell Owens physical abilities.
C: Who is the toughest player you’ve ever faced in your college career?
CW: Jason Varrett just his ability in practice to break on routes and just makes you become a better player. Teaches you to play with my big frame and use my body to position myself and have complete body control in my routes and to come out breaks or he would be there to break it up or even worst pick it off.
C: If an NFL scout were to walk up to you and give you ten seconds to sell yourself, what would you say?
CW: I would say I am not only a wide receiver, I am a special teams player that loves to block and if I can be your wide out yet I would be one hell of a special teams player.
C: Who was your role model in football when you were growing up, and who was your role model outside of the sport?
CW: My role models would have to be everyone who took the time to coach me and prepare to become the man I am today would be my role models. It’s not just one person who made me the player I am today it was a few whole organizations and I think each and everyone if I played for you I’m talking about you. And as far as outside I would have to say my mother and father for staying on me and showing me the ropes. My mother for taking care of me making sure I had what I needed. And my father for giving my mother financially to support me and him talking to me day to day to help me become the man I should be and will be. Greatness is what I am expecting.
C: How do you prepare for game day? Do you have any game day rituals?
CW: I listen to Beyoncé. (laughs) Don’t judge me but her music old school songs keep me relaxed and calm and I listen to R&B to keep me calm and relaxed. I don’t have certain rituals because I don’t like to be superstitious. God controls my outcomes so I have no reason to I can do something different every time but I will play through the Lord who gave me my many talents.
C: What is the most inspirational or powerful thing a coach has ever said to you in your college career?
CW: Just last week I spoke with a Coach by the name of Coach Fitts and he told me this “Listen to you parents they will die for you others won’t.” So me being older I take into consideration what my parent say but I make my own choices but I never put myself in any bad situations and I always stay out of trouble.
C: What was your favorite moment/play at TCU?
CW: My first two career touchdowns and I had them in the same game against our rival Baylor Bears.
Locker Room Update would like to thank Cameron White for taking the time to speak with us. We wish him the best of luck as he continues his journey as an NFL 2016 draft prospect.
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