His numbers from 2011 speak for themselves: 85 catches, 1,295 yards, 18 touchdowns. No returning player is within 20 percent of any of those totals. Because Conner Manning's favorite target has to share the wealth with a handful of other capable playmakers, his numbers might drop this fall. The recruiting front has been quiet for the 6-2 White, but his breadth of work makes him an easy choice for No. 1 going into the season.
PHOTO BY MIGUEL VASCONCELLOS, FOR THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER; TEXT BY ADAM MAYA, THE REGISTER
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