Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University football program continues to build on its impressive 2013 recruiting class as the Bulldogs today (Feb. 28) announced the latest addition of prep linebacker Anthony White (Lansing/Everett).
White becomes the 17th defensive player to join FSU's recruiting class and is the 37th official member of the 2013 recruiting class announced to date by Ferris State, which has been ranked as having perhaps the top class of incoming recruits in all of Division II football.
A 6-2 linebacker, White helped lead Lansing Everett High School to a 9-1 overall record this past fall. On the prep level, he played under head coach Marcelle Carruthers, who is a Ferris State alum and former Bulldog football player.
As a prep senior, White registered 20 sacks, three forced fumbles and had an interception. He also averaged over 10 yards per carry on the offensive side of the ball and scored 12 TD's.
"Anthony is very fast, physical and athletic," said FSU head coach Tony Annese. "He rushes the passer extremely well and has a relentless motor. He's a Division 1 talent and a huge addition to a very special recruiting class."
This year's talented Ferris State class comes on the heels of a successful debut season for the Bulldogs under head coach Tony Annese. He guided Ferris State to a 7-4 overall mark in his first campaign last and FSU ranked among the nation's top teams in both rushing offense and total offense. For his efforts, he was a national semifinalist in voting for the prestigious Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award.
This past season, the Bulldogs recorded several impressive wins under Annese's direction, including beating archrival Grand Valley State in the Anchor-Bone Classic for the first time since 1999, snapping a 10-year losing streak to Michigan Tech and topping defending national runner-up Wayne State for the first time in five years. FSU also managed to win seven games for only the second time in the past decade despite facing one of the nation's two toughest schedules in Division II football during the regular-season, according to the Massey Ratings.
Below is a biographical sketch of White:
Linebacker, 6-2, 210
Fast, physical and athletic linebacker ... Registered 20 sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception ... Averaged more than 10 yards per carry on the offensive side of the fall and scored 12 TD's ... Received significant Division 1 recruiting interest ... Named to the All-Midwest Elite Exposure Camp Team ... All-State and all-conference honoree ... Tabbed as one of the state's top prospects at linebacker ... Coached by Marcelle Carruthers ... Multi-year starter .. Named to the high school boys track and field Dream Team in 2012 after running a 10.6 in the 100 meters ... Played tailback and wide receiver on offense along with both linebacker and defensive end.
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