Elite 11 MVP White Talks About Choosing AU

Auburn got the commitment it was looking for in the 2014 class as Elite 11 MVP Sean White chose the Tigers on Tuesday.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.--Looking for a difference-maker at the quarterback position, the Auburn Tigers pulled the trigger on an offer Tuesday morning for Elite 11 MVP Sean White and the talented signal caller didn't hesitate in giving his commitment to Coach Gus Malzahn.

"I was talking to Coach (Rhett) Lashlee and he told me he wanted me to give Coach Malzahn a call this morning," White tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "Coach Malzahn told me he wanted to officially offer me a scholarship.

"I told him Auburn was the place I wanted to be for the next four years and I want to play for you and win games," the quarterback said. "I told him I wanted to commit to Auburn. He was just fired up. It's a great feeling to see how excited he was."

Sean White is a talented passer.

Taking his first visit to Auburn last Friday to check out the campus and facilities, the 6-3, 180 White left hoping an offer would be coming. He says once it came there was no need to wait.

"Pretty much when I went to visit last week I saw everything," White says. "It was the best place I have been to out of everywhere. Everything about it just fired me up whether it was the atmosphere or playing in the SEC and the offense fits me great. It was just the whole package.

"When I left I said to myself that I really love this place and if I get the opportunity to play there then I'm going to take it," he added.

As a junior White had a monster season throwing the football, completing 183-264 passes for 3,431 yards and 40 touchdowns with just six interceptions. As a sophomore the numbers were just as impressive, completing 121-196 for 2,208 yards and 26 touchdowns just only three interceptions.

Those numbers should make him a great fit for Malzahn and Lashlee to work with down the road in an offense designed around a player who is accurate and decisive in the throwing game.

"I'm just so impressed with Coach Lashlee," White said of the AU's first-year offensive coordinator and quarterback coach. "He's an amazing offensive coordinator and I can't wait to work with him and to make me a better quarterback.

"He's only 30 years old, but the stuff he knows and the knowledge he has is off the charts. I can't wait to go with with him and Coach Malzahn and put up a lot of points and win a lot of games in the SEC."

Blowing up in recruiting since his recent dominating performance at the Elite 11 and The Opening in Oregon, White chose the Tigers over Cincinnati, West Virginia, South Florida, Wake Forest and several other programs. He says that his main goal now is to begin to help build the 2014 class moving forward.

"I can't wait," White says. "Committing to a school like Auburn is a dream come true. I can't wait to start recruiting. I know a lot of kids down here in South Florida and I think I can get some to come play with me at Auburn. Obviously, there are other guys the coaching staff wants and I'll get on them too. I'm going to try to be an ambassador for the program."

With schools coming at him left and right every day since his return from the West Coast, White has plenty of opportunities to keep looking between now and signing day, but he says his recruiting is done now that he's an Auburn Tiger.

"I'm done," White said. "This is it for me. I think the Auburn fans are one of the things that makes the Auburn program great with the Tiger Walk and all the traditions they have. They had like 80,000 at the spring game. It's just awesome the passion they have. I love the place and I can't wait to play there."


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