One of East Texas' best running backs is headed to the Southland Conference.

Longview senior tailback Tory White committed to Lamar this weekend during an official visit, according to Longview coach John King. Lamar is a Division I FCS program.

Longview RB Tory White. (Christopher Vinn,

White was Longview's go-to offensive weapon in 2012, which saw the Lobos finish 9-4 with a Class 5A Division II Region II semifinal appearance. Despite missing two games, including Longview's third-round playoff loss to Austin Westlake, White ran for 1,253 yards and 14 touchdowns, averaging 7.6 yards per carry.

White had two of his most impressive performances in a couple of Longview's biggest games of the season.

The 5-foot-9, 175-pound speedster ran 25 times for 232 yards and three touchdowns in Longview's 45-14 road rout of rival Lufkin. That performance included a 71-yard touchdown run on the game's first play from scrimmage.

He saved his best for what would be his last in a Lobo uniform. White ran 12 times for 240 yards and three touchdowns in the first half of a 57-25 second-round blowout of Dallas Jesuit. White would've padded those stats if not for a broken collarbone suffered late in the second quarter. His performance was buoyed by a 99-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter.

White was recently named to the Football Super Team Second Team. He's ranked No. 14 on the latest ETSN 25 recruiting rankings.