During his time at Green Oaks, Tre’Davious White has worked to be his best.
He wants his school and community to remember him.
That won’t be a problem.
White’s athletic accomplishments ensure he will go down as one of the top athletes to come out of Green Oaks. His U.S. Army All-American Bowl jersey from earlier this year is already framed and hanging on the wall next to the Giants’ trophy cases in the hall outside the gym. White is also The Times male athlete of the year for his performances as a senior after winning the award his junior year as well.
Still, White is pushing to be better. He wants to send back more reminders to Northwest Louisiana.
“I want my college jersey to be on the wall too, and if the Lord allows it, my NFL jersey to be hanging up too,” said White, who will head down to Baton Rouge to report to LSU football coach Les Miles in less than two weeks. “I have a lot of steps to go.”
White was a shutdown cornerback for Green Oaks this season. He was also the team’s biggest impact player on offense at quarterback and kick returner. His play landed him on The Times All-City first team, and he was also an All-State selection.
White, who also ran track, was an All-City first teamer in basketball this spring, after leading the Giants by scoring 17.6 points a game to go with six rebounds and four assists.
“Winning (athlete of the year) twice means a lot to me,” White said. “It shows that hard work pays off. It comes out of that hard work, dedication and preparation. It’s a great thing. My best memories will be from the fans and community. It’s not a big school, so everyone knows each other. It’s a family thing around here. I’m going to miss the basketball games and the people around here who have meant so much to me for the past four years.”
While basketball was White’s favorite sport to play growing up, he realized he had a chance to do something special in football during his sophomore season. The result has been a decorated ascent. White proved himself at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl game and practices in San Antonio, earning a consensus five-star recruit rating and becoming the top ranked player from Louisiana in the Class of 2013.
Still, for White, what happens next will mean more.
“I’m looking forward to it,” said White who hopes to earn significant playing time in the LSU defensive secondary as a true freshman. “I just want to get around the other LSU players and compete. I want to see where I measure up with those already there and the incoming freshmen. I’ve been training and trying to do everything I can to be prepared.”
White has been working out at Green Oaks five days a week based on a guide sent by the LSU coaching staff. In typical fashion, White has done more than required.
It’s all about making those who are close to him proud.
“I have so many people behind me,” White said. “I want to go out and represent Shreveport and Green Oaks. It’s about pride. I want to be the best man that I can be, and I will do that in Baton Rouge.”