lsumissstatefootball.102118 HS 2278.JPG

LSU linebacker Devin White (40) asks the crowd for noise in the second half of LSU's 19-3 win over Mississippi State, Saturday, October 20, 2018, at LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.

TownNews.com Content Exchange

Devin White hasn't played an NFL down yet, but the former LSU linebacker and elite draft prospect is already living his best life.

White announced his decision to turn pro in January, and has since hired an agent and is in the process of preparing for the NFL draft.

He Tweeted an emotional video Sunday of him gifting a car to his mother, and Monday morning spoke on 104.5's Off the Bench about his time since leaving the LSU program to focus on the next level.

Can't see Tweet below? Click here.

White said during the interview Monday that his mother attended each of his collegiate games and that the car was a way of thanking her for her sacrifices for him.

In addition to the extra luxuries he's been able to afford, White was asked about what the process has been like since turning pro.

"At the end of the day, I feel like I made a great decision and I'm all in on the NFL combine," White said.

White said the LSU program conditioned him for the rigors of being a professional athlete and now he has more time to fully commit to training. He said he's four classes away from his degree and that he intends to take online classes in the spring to complete his education.

White said LSU assistant coach Dave Aranda encouraged him to turn pro since his draft stock was so high.

"I feel like I was already a pro at LSU," White said. "LSU made me into the man I am today."

During the interview, White also answered a fan submitted question about which NFL player he's most excited to tackle at the next level.

In a playful moment comment, White picked former Tiger teammate and Louisiana native Leonard Fournette and said he's texted him since making his decision to go pro.

Fournette is now a running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

"I told him if I don't end up on the Jags I'm gonna put a good lick on him," White said.

You can listen to White's interview with 104.5 here.

This article originally ran on theadvocate.com.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.