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South Brunswick senior Greg Burton-White signed a letter of intent Monday to attend Wingate University and play football.
Last season, Burton-White gained 874 yards, averaging 7.29 yards a carry. He also had 14 receptions for 255 yards. Burton-White, who has a 4.0 GPA, will compete for a slot back position on the football team.
“I’m going to major in pre-pharmacy and then into athletic training,” he told The Beacon in an April story about South football players. “I had heard that they (Wingate) were a good school for pharmacy and I want to follow that career path. But, of course, if I do well in football and go on to the next level, then, that would be my second career.
“My academics got me into Wingate, and of course I will play football, but it is about education, first and foremost. Wingate is not a large school, which I liked, (getting) more attention from the teaching staff.”
“A real physical player who likes to hit,” South coach Roman Kelley said about Burton-White. “Not big in stature but big on the field. A very intelligent player, a powerhouse on defense, could cover the sweeps and the deep post.”
What does not come up in the statistics is the other teams’ wide receivers were always looking for where Burton-White was playing and were cautious about getting hit.