“What a unique place it is,” White said. “Something that stood out was the background of Coach Malzahn and what type of person he is. We got to have a lot of one-on-one time today. That was very big for me because he has been the guy that has been recruiting me. We talk weekly, so basically we had that over-the-phone relationship. Now we’ve gotten to see each other in person and got to sit down and talk and walk around the facilities. Basically we just talked it up.”
Capable of playing several different positions on the next level on either side of the ball, White is a talented big running back for North Webster High School and that’s what he talked about with Malzahn. An offense that finds different ways to use players and get the most out of their ability, Auburn is a place White feels like would be a good fit for him.
“We sat down and went over the offense and the ways he wants to use me,” White said. “He showed me how he used some former players at Arkansas and Tulsa and how they remind him of me. Basically he showed me ways to use my versatility, and when we’re talking versatility we’re not talking offense or defense, but putting me in the slot catching passes or getting me mismatches in space.
“It’s something I can easily adapt to coming from high school,” White added of Auburn’s offense. “We’re running a similar offense, just not spreading it out. It’s something I can adapt to and it’s a challenging offense because you have to get in really good condition to keep up with the pace. I think it’s something I would love to pursue.”
Saying that he plans to get back to Auburn sometime during the summer, White said he hopes to visit Ohio State and Michigan next weekend to get a look at the Big 10 schools in person. While his list is still pretty open, White said the Tigers are definitely in the mix for him.
“They’re a school I most definitely want to check out, but as far as my list they were already up there because of how they use their running backs,” White said. “Coming in there today he (Malzahn) just boosted my ego with them my telling me all the things he told me and building an even greater relationship.”