Impressive Young QB Enjoys Auburn Visit

Class of 2016 quarterback prospect Josh White discusses his Auburn visit and what he likes about the Tigers.

Marietta, Ga.--An impressive physical quarterback prospect, big Josh White from Walton High School, has a chance to be a big-time player for the Raiders when he takes over the starting role this season.

At 6-5, 220 pounds White looks more like a young defensive end than a quarterback, but his ability to throw the football has colleges from all over showing early interest.

One of those schools is Auburn after White was impressive last summer at one of the Tigers' camps. Coming back to visit Gus Malzahn, Rhett Lashlee and company to check out a practice, White said it was great to get back over and see the campus and facilities once again but his favorite part was getting to talk to the coaches once again.

"Auburn put some things on my mind," White said. "I really loved it. Coach Malzahn is really personable. I didn't get that out of a lot of head coaches. He was down on the field and we really connected heart-to-heart. I had a great time meeting his wife.

"Me and Coach Lashlee have built a relationship over the last couple of months. I love him. I had a meeting with him and our relationship has just grown stronger. The relationship with my parents has grown stronger. My parents are starting to like Auburn. I really loved it on the visit."

Currently with his only offer from Mississippi State and hearing from Alabama, Florida, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Stanford, Texas and others, the big quarterback said that Auburn is looking hard at him but wants to see more of him in the spring and summer before an offer is made.

"Auburn wants to evaluate me more and see me throw again," White said. "I came last summer and they want to see me throw this summer. I haven't started a varsity game yet, so I'm just trying to stay positive and lead my team. I feel like the biggest thing is that they just want to see me on the field.

"They're going to come to one of my games next season to see how I lead my team in a game environment. I'm going to make sure I'm the number one guy this upcoming spring and during the season I'm going to do the best I can to be that guy they want for Auburn to get an offer."

Obviously very taken with the Tigers, Coach Malzahn and his offensive system, and the entire coaching staff, White said an offer from Auburn would be a big one for him if it happens because of the relationship he has built with them over the last year.

"It would definitely put some things on my mind," White said. "They are already up there on my list of favorite schools right now. If they offered then that would be my second offer and I'm really going to focus on the schools that have faith in me first before the schools that come later. It's easy to offer me as a junior and say ‘he's a big kid that did this on the field,' but they (Auburn) really took a chance on me to allow me come in with guys they have already offered."

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