Scholar Athlete of the Week: Royce White, Troup County


Troup County Tiger Royce White closed his recruitment process earlier this year, committing to play football for the Memphis Tigers. The three-star prospect received college 11 offers.

“I really like the energy from the coaches,” said White. “The way they do things, the way they act is exactly how I want my football program to be what I’m in.”

Memphis recruited White at offensive left tackle, but at Troup County he attacks on both sides of the ball.

“He’s a big kid. You know he’s 6’4”, 260, but he’s very flexible,” said Troup Head Coach Tanner Glisson. “He’s probably the most flexible big man that I’ve had in 22 years.”

“When I line up, it’s game mode,” said White. “I’m just locked in. I have my job in my mind. What I need to do and what I need to get done.”

The senior holds a 3.9 GPA and plans on early enrolling at Memphis where he’ll study Computer Science. White became inspired after taking a dual credit class at West Georgia Tech.

“I did Game Design there for two years, and that was my favorite class I’ve ever taken,” said White. “We would make games and we would design art for the game. We’d do everything.”

White is determined, focused and loves the challenge.

“You’ve got to be great on the field and great in the classroom. It’s a lifestyle. It’s not just this game.”

Congratulations to Royce White, our WLTZ Scholar Athlete of the Week.

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