Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
Big-Play Offense, Turnover-Producing Defense Highlight First Scrimmage
Pirates Open Second Week Of Drills In Shells
East Carolina Wraps Up First Week Of Spring Work
Complemented a strong freshman season finish with an impressive spring to vault into a projected starter's role at the field end position as a sophomore, but is again expected to compete with classmate Terrell Stanley on a week-by-week basis for a second-straight campaign ... Could also be utilized in a special teams role, depending on level of defensive assignment ... A sizeable, strong and mobile young talent whose development and growth, both on the field and in the strength and conditioning program, have unlimited potential according to coaching staff ... Tallied three tackles in the spring's first scrimmage on April 6 ... Posted five stops, which included three for lost yardage and a pair of sacks, during the second contest before wrapping up the action by netting a trio of hits during the Purple-Gold Game (April 20) ... Produced a back squat of 600 pounds, a power clean of 308 pounds, a vertical leap of 28" and a 40 time of 5.01 during strength testing to highlight notables ... Flex score of 12.0 ranks among the best within position.
2012: Played in six contests as a redshirt freshman, coming off the bench as a reserve end against Appalachian State, Southern Miss, North Carolina, UTEP, Memphis and UAB ... Did not experience action in any contest after Oct. 20 (at UAB) ... Booked seven tackles, two coming as solo hits (ASU and UAB) ... Established a career-best with four stops against Memphis ... Other multiple-tackle effort came against the Mountaineers in the opener (two) ... Registered other hit against Blazers ... Recorded one stop for lost yardage (MEM) ... Six of the seven tackles came on rush plays.
2011: Made admirable contributions to the scout team as a redshirt during true rookie campaign ... Inked with the Pirates during the traditional February signing period.
High School: A three-time 4-A All-Piedmont Triad Conference selection ... A honorable mention selection to the Winston-Salem Journal's 2010 All-Northwest squad ... Helped guide the Bison to a 9-5 overall record and an appearance in the third round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) playoffs ... Tallied 72 tackles, including 33 solo hits, during senior season ... Booked a season-best 10 tackles in final high school game, a 18-15 playoff defeat to Davie County ... Named the team's most valuable defensive lineman as a senior ... Returned an interception 52 yards for a score in a season-opening overtime win over R.J. Reynolds ... Helped team to a 9-4 overall record with a 4-2 mark in Piedmont Triad 4-A action as a junior ... Advanced to the second round of the NCHSAA playoffs during junior campaign ... Head coach at High Point Central was Wayne Jones ... Also played basketball for the Bison.
Personal: Full name is Johnathon Devone White, but prefers to go by Jay ... Born March 2, 1993 at Washington, D.C. ... Hobbies include singing and video games ... Declared his intent as a criminal justice major.