LB Prospect Planning to Announce His Pick

Charles Henderson High's Jawara White will soon be announcing his college destination.

Troy, Ala.--After spending the previous Saturday in Auburn for the Big Cat Weekend, linebacker Jawara White was back this Saturday with his parents for another visit with Auburn's coaches.

The senior-to-be at Charles Henderson High School says he enjoyed his unofficial visit on Saturday and plans to announce his college choice on Monday. "I am going to do it then," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I haven't decided what time though."

White has generally said he is "open" when commenting on who his favorite is from a group of colleges that has offered scholarships including FSU, Alabama, Kentucky, Ole Miss and others. However, with back to back trips to Auburn, the Tigers look to be the team to beat.

The 6-2, 220-pounder made 88 tackles as a junior and rushed for 410 yards and caught passes for 375 more yards last fall. He was offered by the previous Auburn coaching staff last year after a standout performance at an AU summer camp.

Jawara White was one of the top performers this spring at Scout's Southeast Elite Football Camp.

White met again with head coach Gene Chizik on Saturday as well as defensive coordinator and linebacker coach Ted Roof. He also stopped by the Auburn intramural fields to watch Auburn's seven-on-seven passing camp on Saturday.

White says he isn't sure what he wants to major in as a college student, but notes he likes working with kids and will probably pursue a degree that will allow him to do that.

The linebacker is a friend of Auburn starting safety, Zac Etheridge, AU's leading tackler last season. "Zac has told me that I need to make the decision on my own," White says. "He hasn't tried to pressure me to come to Auburn."

On the Auburn coaching staff's Tiger Prowl this spring, seven AU assistant coaches stopped by Charles Henderson High School to talk with coaches there and to make their interest in White known.

"I like the Auburn coaches," he says. "Coach Chizik and Coach Roof they are straight," he adds.

Charles Henderson High School head coach Hugh Fountain has a connection with Chizik's new Auburn coaching staff. Fountain's brother, Scott, made is director of football operations for the Tigers.


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