Papi White only thought he would rush for 2,000 yards this season.
The Seminole running back eclipsed that mark in Week 10.
During the next four weeks, White became a household name, rushing for more than 1,000 yards during that span to finish with more than 3,000 yards alongside 42 touchdowns and earn a spot on The Oklahoman's All-State team.
“Getting 3,000 yards is amazing to me,” he said. “I saw 3,000 because they said (Kingfisher running back Landon Nault) was going to get 3,000.”
Nault actually fell short of 3,000, finishing with 2,304 yards. White and Blanchard's Braden Stringer were the lone rushers to surpass 3,000 yards this season.
It was with those two running backs in Class 3A that White admits he was competing against each week.
Yes, he won the yardage battle, but he fell short in some other areas.
“Yeah, you can say that,” White said when asked if he competed with Nault and Stringer. “A battle that I wanted to win and I didn't. I wanted to be the No. 1 running back that won the state championship.”
However, White's totals were eye-popping for a running back who split time as a junior and totaled just 659 yards and seven touchdowns. He also returned kicks and punts, while also excelling as a defensive back with eight interceptions.
It was the kind of season that even impressed longtime coach Mike Snyder.
“He was just amazing to watch,” he said. “We'd hand him the ball, he'd make two or three people miss and there he would go 60 or 70 yards.”
That big-play speed has colleges coming around.
Recruiting started slow for White, but recently has picked up with Southern Mississippi and Western Kentucky making offers. Tulsa has also shown heavy interest.
And the school with the best journalism program may actually win the services of White, who also said he is being recruited some as a slot receiver.
“I'm really looking for great journalism,” he said. “I really like to write and all of that.”
Perhaps he can write about the senior season he had, which will certainly not be forgotten around Seminole for a long time.
“It was amazing all of the yardage he had,” Snyder said. “The more film you watch and as we get into the recruiting season heavily now, all of those people say they can't believe how smooth he is running and how effortless he makes it look.
“The stuff he was able to do was not taught. That was born ability.”