White likes ASU JUCO success

Arizona State is in the market for a late 2015 wide receiver addition and former College of the Canyons player Tim White is a major target.

Official visits are relatively rare in April for players who are capable of joining a program by June but Arizona State hosted one such prospect last weekend.

Tim White, a 5-foot-10, 170 pound wide receiver at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif., is considering signing with the Sun Devils and joining the team for the 2015 season after seeing the school in person Friday-Sunday.

"The visit was amazing, I loved it," White said. "I really liked the players that I got to spend time with and I already knew several of the players, like I know (freshman quarterback) Brady White (both played at Hart High School in Newhall, Calif.). I liked the coaches a lot too, just the way they do things."

As a redshirt sophomore last season White had 55 catches for 667 receiving yards and six touchdown catches in just eight games, leading his team in all categories. He had more catches than the next three players combined on the team. Additionally, White is an elite level track and field athlete, especially as a triple jumper. He had a 54 foot triple jump in the Pan American Games after winning earlier winning the state championship.

White said his career best triple jump would have placed him in the Top-3 at the NCAA Championships had he been participating at that level. In fact, it was his excellence on the track and field circuit that contributed to White's recruitment to ASU.

"I have to give a lot of credit to coach (Greg) Kraft, the track coach there (at ASU) because he brought it up to [the football coaches]. That was big for me. From there football coaches really started recruiting me.

"I feel like everyone works hard there and it's the right type of environment for me to be in and do well. It just seems like a situation that is made for me because they have done a great job with the transition of junior college players and they have an opportunity for playing time if I came in there and represent myself well. They've had a lot of success with guys like that from junior college and it makes me more comfortable with the possibility of going there."

White has now earned his junior college degree and is able to be enrolled at a Division I school for the first summer session. He'll have two years to play two seasons.

"I think right now I'm going to take this visit I have scheduled with Washington State for this Friday and then after that with with my family about it and make a decision," he said. "They've given me a lot of guidance and support not just with this decision but everything and I want to get their thoughts on everything before making my decision."

"I already took a visit to Oregon, which has offered me a track scholarship. I would say I'm primarily looking at ASU, Washington State and Oregon."

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