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Published 9:28 pm Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A former Charles Henderson Trojan is now on a list that includes names like Rolando McClain, Roman Harper and Jason Campbell.

Jawara White is currently in Mobile preparing for the annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic.

During most of his senior season, White dealt with several different injuries and in the process missing two games.

In the eight games that the senior did play in, he had an impact on both sides of the ball.

White recorded 65 tackles, 40 of which were solo.

He had one interception and three fumble recoveries.

Offensively, the 6-foot-2, 217 pounder rushed for 125 yards with three touchdowns on the ground and also had 115 yards receiving with two touchdowns.

“I am 100 percent healthy,” he said about this current health status going into the All-Star game. “And ready to show what I can do [on the field].”

The game itself, has been inviting 35 of the two state’s top players for the past 20 years, many of which endured success on both the collegiate level and the professional level.

“This is a huge honor for me to be picked to play in this game,” White, who has already committed to playing for Auburn next season, said.

“There are a lot of good players in this state and a lot of good linebackers to – it feels pretty good.”

White will be playing the outside linebacker position on Saturday, as well as next fall for the Tigers.

According to Scout.com, White is ranked No. 27 in its nation list of outside linebackers and has a three-star rating.

This will mark the eighth Trojan to be selected to the All-Star team and White’s former coach, Hugh Fountain, could not be more proud.

“This really is a tremendous honor for Jawara,” he said.

“This gives him an opportunity to show what he is a capable of doing against some very good talent. “The other players from Charles Henderson that played in the game went on to have successful careers both on the field and in the class room and I know Jawara will be no different,” the coach added.

As far as whether White believes he has something to prove on Saturday, he said he is looking forward to the opportunity.

“Anytime I am on the field, I want to play to the best of my ability but being out [on the field] with some of the best players from Alabama is amazing. “

The All-Star game will be nationally televised live by the Verses Network, and will get underway from Ladd-Peebles Stadium at 12:30 this Saturday.