White Impressed By AU's Family Atmosphere

Auburn defensive back commitment Ryan White talks about his official visit to the Plains over the weekend.

Tallahassee, Fla.--For Auburn commitment Ryan White, this weekend's visit was a chance for him to bond with his future teammates and learn more about his school of choice in preparation for next year.

Already committed to Gene Chizik's club following an unofficial visit during December, the defensive back prospect from Lincoln High and son of a former Florida standout says that he had a great time on his visit and is now looking forward to signing day.

"The visit went real well," White said. "I got to meet some of my new teammates. We got to party together and do a couple of icebreakers (karaoke). I got to meet family and coaches, just get that family feel started.

"It really solidified it (his commitment) a lot," he added. "We were just having fun. I just like having fun. That's what we did. It really solidified my commitment."

Hosted on his visit by Auburn defensive back Aairon Savage, White had the opportunity to be shown around by the most senior of the Tigers. Expected back for a sixth-season next year after missing the last two seasons with injuries, White said he learned a lot from his fellow defensive back.

"We'll probably be playing the same position so I guess that's why they had him as my host," White said. "It was interesting because he has an interesting story with all of his injuries. Him fighting back to play another year at Auburn shows something. Obviously it's a great school to be at. I can't wait to get up there."

Savage wasn't the only veteran to show White the ropes on his visit as he also had the opportunity to spend time with players such as Zac Etheridge, Terrell Zachery, Craig Stevens, Mike Slade and several others. It was particularly good to see Stevens and Slade said White because they are both former Lincoln standouts.

"We talked a lot," White said. "They were with me everywhere I went. We exchanged numbers. I'll probably give them a shout to ask them how the spring is going. Everything is straight."

White said the Auburn visit is likely his final visit unless his father wants to take a trip to Auburn to check out the campus as well. He said right now he's focusing on learning more about the defensive back position before he heads to Auburn next summer.

"I'm just ready to get it over with and get on campus," White said. "Hopefully make a name for myself."


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