Dothan 4-star running back Jaylin White narrows college finalists to 3

Dothan 4-star running back Jaylin White narrowed his college choices to three this afternoon.

The 5-foot-10.5, 185-pound White posted on social media that he is down to Florida, Florida State and Purdue. He said he will commit Oct. 10.

White is the currently the ninth-ranked senior prospect in the state according to the 247 composite rankings and the second-ranked running back behind only Auburn commit Armoni Goodwin of Hewitt-Trussville.

Of the top 10 senior recruits in the rankings, only No. 1 Ga’Quincy McKinstry of Pinson Valey, No. 5 Jeremiah Williams of Ramsay and White are uncommitted.

“He is a special talent,” Dothan head coach Smitty Grider told AL.com this summer. “He’s a one-cut guy and, when he gets North-South, you aren’t going to catch him.”

White, who started his career at Houston County, transferred to Northview High in January of 2019 before that school merged with nearby Dothan High. He split time in the Wolves’ backfield as a junior with Ta’Bryious Webb, who later signed with West Alabama. The two combined for more than 1,500 yards. White scored eight TDs.

Grider said White’s college potential is bright.

“He can be really good,” he said. “He will be a 200 or 205-pound speed back. He can be a change of pace guy, but he could also be a three-down back. Jaylin runs hard and breaks tackles. I think he’ll have tremendous success wherever he goes.”

White’s Wolves have had a tough season so far. They didn’t get to play two games due to COVID-19 — forfeiting one to Park Crossing and picking up a forfeit win last week over Cairo, Ga. In between those games, they lost to Enterprise, Auburn and Prattville.

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