ATHENS, Ohio – Redshirt senior wide receiver Papi White (Seminole, Okla.) played in nine games for Ohio football during the 2017 season. White collected 36 receptions for a total of 631 yards, averaged 70.1 yards per game and 17.5 yards per reception. White also scored three touchdowns, with the longest of 58 yards coming on Nov. 8, 2017 in Ohio's 38-10 victory over Toledo. On the ground, White rushed for 46 yards on four carries, while also running back eight punts for a total of 71 yards. By the end of the season, White had accumulated 748 all-purpose yards for an average of 83.1 yards per game.
OhioBobcats.com caught up with White following the Bobcats' fourth practice of fall camp today for a quick question and answer session
Q: What are your thoughts on the first four days of fall camp?
A: It's going well and we're getting better every day. It's hot out here and everyone is fighting through the heat and everyone is also getting sore. But, other than that it's going well.
Q: How do you stay mentally prepared to fight through the heat and the soreness as comp continues?
A: Honestly, you just have to stay focused on every play that's called. If you remember what you have to do every play, then you can forget about everything else.
Q: What are the strengths of this year's receiving core?
A: We all bring different things to the table. We've got Andrew Meyer, who runs some of the best routes out here. Cam Odom has speed and I bring speed as well. I guess we all complement each other.
Q: What have you done in the off season to prepare yourself for 2018?
A: Eating better. Actually, my diet has gotten a lot better over the off season. I've also done better with staying in the training room and getting the treatment that I need.
Q: What are your goals for 2018?
A: I want to play all 12-to-14 games that we play, honestly. That's my main goal. And as a team we want to win the MAC Championship.