White Commits During Junior Season

One of the best juniors in the state of Florida is off the board. Will Okaro White throw up the "U", do the Gator chomp or is it WarChant time?

Leonard Hamilton's Florida State Seminoles struck in the Class of 2010. Only a week after securing a pivotal pledge from 2009 stud Michael Snaer, the ‘Noles successfully recruit Clearwater (Fla.) High forward Okaro White.

"They were the first ones to start recruiting me a couple of years ago," White told Scout.com. "The coaching staff is great and I like the type of player development they do in Tallahassee. I love Coach Hamilton and when I took an unofficial visit it just felt like family to me."

As a junior, White averaged 12 points a game. Ranked the No. 52 junior in the country, he's known for his length, athleticism and upside.

"I see myself playing a combo forward like they do with Chris Singleton. I'll play defense on smaller guys that can handle the ball and get out there and press and stuff like that."

White will begin his career at FSU manning the power forward slot. It's entirely possible that his game evolves into more of a perimeter-oriented style. Either way, he's glad to be off the board.

"I feel excited to try and stop some of the other recruiting going on. I feel excited personally because I prayed about it and I knew I was going to go to Florida State and I wanted to announce it early."

White also considered Florida, Clemson, Georgia Tech and Miami before making his final decision.


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