"He's a heck of a kid," Temple coach Matt Rhule said. "He was really well-coached by his last offensive line coach. He has a lot of potential. The biggest thing I like about him is he doesn't come in and say, 'Well that's not how I do this.' He just comes in and does whatever we say and he does it really well.
"He's trying to play himself into shape," Rhule added. "He is not a fat man - he's a big man. Playing at our speed and tempo, he's doing everything possible to make sure he's ready for the [opener]."
Rhule wants to have at least seven offensive linemen in his rotation. Asked to name a starting lineup right now, Rhule named White along with left tackle Zach Hooks (6-6, 300 pounds); left guard Jeff Whittingham (6-2, 305); center Kyle Friend (6-2, 305); and right tackle Eric Lofton (6-5, 300).
Converted tight end Cody Booth (6-5, 285) has missed time with a toe injury. Sean Boyle (6-5, 305) has been out with a shoulder ailment. Also in the mix is freshman Dion Dawkins.
"The key is to get the best five out there and have seven or eight that you can play in a game with," Rhule said.
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