Usually when a team thoroughly dominates on the way to a state championship, the program is led by a lot of upperclassmen. In the case of Trinity, their underclassmen are all just as talented as their upperclassmen.
When you mention Trinity’s underclassmen, the names that typically come to mind are Jason Hatcher, Travis Wright, John Heile, Dalyn Dawkins and James Quick. However, cornerback Ryan White make his mark on the team this year as well.
Ryan White led Trinity in interceptions this season with five and the 5-foot-11, 175-pound corner also returned a punt for a touchdown this year as well.
“I think I played well for my first year playing varsity, but I have a lot of room to improve,” he said. “I’m athletic, quick and know how to play the game. I want to get faster and quicker out of my breaks,” continued White. “I still want to get faster, stronger, quicker and smarter as a player,” White finished.
While it’s still early and White isn’t hearing from colleges, with his combination of size and speed (4.5 forty), plus his level of competition, it’s only matter of time before colleges come calling. Until then, White will try to help his team win another state title.
Trinity dominated the state of Kentucky on their way to the title this season.
“We played well as a team. We played together, fast and physical. We also played with emotion and that’s a big part of the game,” said White. “(Winning the title) felt great, but I still have more years, so it hasn’t hit me like it hit the others,” White finished.
There’s a good chance that in two years, White could be celebrating a third straight championship and then he’ll know how his teammates feel about the 2010 championship.