SAVED FROM SHAQTIN’ By Arthur George-Special to BASN JaVale McGee is reclaiming...
Fit and fitting in
“I feel great, man,” he said afteward. “A long-time coming.
I’ve been through situations. Everybody knows my past, out of shape LenDale, this and that.”
Two years ago in Tennessee, there were reports White weighed as much as 260. Last year, he was down to 230.
“For me to come in here in shape, 225, just feeling good, I feel great, man,” White said. “Best I’ve felt in my career. Last year, I felt good going into camp, but this is the greatest I’ve felt. I didn’t have to work this offseason and get no weight off. It already was off, and I just had to condition it and keep it down.”
He was then asked if he had the same diet?
“Same diet,” he said.
Then he paused, realizing the question was a reference to the story from a year ago when he told a reporter the pounds started coming off after he stopped drinking tequila. White said that was an old story.
“You all are going to get me in trouble, man, already,” he said.
Coach Pete Carroll complimented White’s conditioning.
“He looks great,” Carroll said. “He’s 218. I can’t remember him ever being that light. I don’t think he was that light when we recruited him way back when.”