He has a lot to give.
White appeared in all 15 games for the 2009 title team, making 11 starts. He was third on the team in both receptions (17) and receiving yards (251). White also had two touchdown receptions.
In 2010 he came into his own, with 69 receptions for 886 yards and 11 touchdowns, while earning first-team all-Colonial Athletic Association honors.
Even with last season's injury, White has attracted the attention of the NFL. According to coach Andy Talley, three professional scouts already have visited Villanova and looked at White.
"When it is all said and done, he is a legitimate prospect," Talley said. "They look at him as a possession receiver."
It's no secret that Talley will be trying to get the ball to White as much as possible. The trigger man will be sophomore quarterback Chris Polony, the starter near the end of last season.
Polony was expected to battle with sophomore Dustin Thomas for the job, but Thomas, a former Inquirer all-South Jersey selection from St. Augustine, has been moved to receiver.
So Polony, who completed 69 of 122 passes for 713 yards and seven touchdowns, with six interceptions, will start. He got to work with White in spring ball and is looking forward to connecting in the fall.
"With Norm back there, you put it up in the vicinity and he will come down with it," Polony said.
White says he feels good physically - but, as a precaution, he is given a practice off every other day.
"He's really healthy, but we just don't want to wear him out in the preseason because he is an established player and we know what he can do," Talley said.
White, who played for perennial South Jersey power St. Joseph of Hammonton and lives in Egg Harbor Township, said that all the NFL talk is nice but that he has to block it out to return to form.
"I try not to think about it," White said. "It's always been a dream of mine to go to the NFL, and if it happens, it happens."
But . . .
"I will work toward that after the season, but right now I am focused on this season and to get the team to the playoffs and hopefully the national championship," White said.
White certainly knows the route to both, and his return is the biggest reason Villanova enters the season intent on showing significant improvement over last year.
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