White Talks About AU, Looks to the Future

Auburn commitment Jawara White talks about his summer since choosing the Tigers.

Troy, Ala.--For Auburn commitment Jawara White and his Charles Henderson teammates, last week's 7-on-7 passing tournament in Prattville was a different experience.

Yes they have been to several in the spring and summer, but after going through pool play undefeated and making it to the finals the Trojans came up short in the finals against host Prattville. That's something that didn't sit well with White.

"That was just our second loss this year in a 7-on-7 game," White tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "It's all about buckling down in the fourth quarter and getting it done when everybody is tired and hungry and ready to go home. You can't be like that. I respect my teammates because they stayed in there."

Making trips to different places to take part in passing tournaments and camps has been beneficial to his team White says, but not in the way most people would think. He says while the football being played obviously helps, it's other things that he feels like will help the Trojans the most.

"It's not the fact that we're playing the games, it's the ride up and the ride back," White notes. "All of us sit around and talk and laugh. Everybody is bonding. That's what I think we get most out of the 7-on-7 is the rides together."

White in action at Tuesday's passing tournament.

Since committing to Auburn in early June, White says things have slowed some for him, but he's still getting interest from schools hoping to change his mind. He says that's not going to happen and he's solidly a Tiger because of the program and the coaching staff.

"It's strong," White says. "It's always going to be strong. War Eagle!

"I love them," he adds on the new coaching staff. "My family loves them. They brought me there and they want to be there. That's where I felt like I was at home. That's why I chose them."

With eight current commitments, Auburn is hoping for a big year for the 2010 class after receiving interest from top players all over the country. White says he now considers part of his duties as a commitment to go out and help try to get more players to follow his lead and choose Auburn.

"I've got great teammates now, but I want to have great teammates on the next level," White says. "I would rather lose with guys that have great attitudes and listen than win with knuckleheads that won't. That's just how I was brought up. I respect them for that.

"I'm going to stay true to my will," he adds. "I want to bring great teammates around. It's my job just like Jake Holland and a couple of more guys, we want to bring great teammates in."

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