Recruiting on Backburner

"I will be looking at the coaches and the players and how they get along," said DeAndrew White regarding his college signing decision. "I also want to go where the facilities are good and play for a team that is winning." One school that White says he may visit during the summer is LSU. "They are a good program. I like the SEC and they compete against the best teams each week..."

DeAndrew White, the 6-foot, 170-pound, four-star wide receiver from North Shore High School in Galena Park, Texas, finished his junior season with 34 receptions for 801 yards and 11 touchdowns.

"I have great speed and very good hands," White said. "I can make all kinds of catches and can't really be caught. I'm very elusive, but I need to improve my blocking."

White, ranked as the No. 23 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, has 17 scholarship offers but continues to deny any real favorites.

"I'm not thinking about recruiting yet," he said. "I don't have any favorites and haven't really been to enough schools yet to have a top five.'

The only schools White has already visited are Alabama, Texas and Houston and he has offers from all of them expect the Longhorns. Some of his other offers are from Florida, LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Kansas, Nebraska and Minnesota.

"I like the fans at Alabama," he said. "They have a lot of energy and are very supportive. It's a great program.

"I loved their facilities too," White said. "Everything is top of the line.

"The coaches seem very cool and down-to-earth," he said. "Coach Nick Saban is very straight forward and to the point. He seems to know what he's talking about."

White says he's unsure if he's going to attend any camps this summer.

"I'll try and have a top five by the end of summer," he said. "I'm going to make my announcement at the Army All-America game next year."

So what's going to help White narrow things down? "I will be looking at the coaches and the players and how they get along," he said. "I also want to go where the facilities are good and play for a team that is winning."

One school that White says he may visit during the summer is LSU. "They are a good program," he said. "I like the SEC and they compete against the best teams each week.

"They're always winning and they've put out some good players too," White said. "They are known for developing players and the coaches seem very cool. They really want me to come to Baton Rouge for a visit."

Another SEC school that White likes is Florida. "They're real good," he said. "They are the national champions, so you can't not like them.

"The have great coaches and some good football tradition," he said.

One of White's most recent offers was from Notre Dame and he admits he was surprised that the Irish offered. "They're so far away I wasn't sure they would offer," he said. "Distance isn't a factor though. I like Notre Dame and they seem good but I haven't really talked with coach Charlie Weis or anything yet. I need to learn more about them."

Oklahoma is another program whose tradition appeals to White. "They have a history of producing great players," he said of the Sooners.

White also runs track and may try to double-sport in college. He runs a 21.6 200m and also competes in the long jump (24') and triple jump (48'1").

He says he wants to major in architectural engineering and reports a 3.1 core GPA. He took the SAT earlier this month and is awaiting his results.


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