Mississippi athlete excited about Iowa State

One of the top-rated prospects that Matt Campbell and the Iowa State coaching staff was able to land early in their time at Ames was 2017 Clinton (MS) three-star safety Kam White. On August 1st, when the 6-foot-3, 204-pounder committed to the Cyclones over programs like Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Arkansas, and others he shocked a lot of experts.

One of the top-rated prospects that Matt Campbell and the Iowa State coaching staff was able to land early in their time at Ames was 2017 Clinton (MS) three-star safety Kam White. On August 1st, when the 6-foot-3, 204-pounder committed to the Cyclones over programs like Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Arkansas, and others he shocked a lot of experts.

Ever since he committed to Iowa State, he has helped the Cyclones recruit other fellow southern prospects. However, it has always been well known that other bigger programs would eventually make a run at him later in the process. But interest from other programs started earlier that expected.

About two weeks ago, Ole Miss, an in-state program who offered White when he was only a sophomore and have continued to talk to him despite his commitment, started putting the full-court press on the fellow Iowa State commit. As a result, White decided to return the favor and took an unofficial visit to Oxford, Mississippi this past weekend with his father.

“Well, I like Ole Miss,” White said about the Rebels. “They have always been in the picture for me. I went up there and I talked to the coaches and they were telling me how much they wanted me up there. All the coaches came and told me how much it would mean if I went there.

“They offered me when I was in the 10th grade. Coach Nix talks to me the most. We just talk about how it is up there as a student and an athlete mostly. We talk about playing time and how I will evolve as a player and how they can take me to the next level.”

White has always been one of the more loyal commits to the Iowa State, but it was known that there was a chance that he would take some visits. After his visit to Ole Miss, his commitment remains solid, but not as firm as it once was.

“I feel like my commitment to ISU hasn't moved because of the Ole Miss visit. If it was ever in danger, it would be because that's the thing me and my family feels best, not because of the visit. Right now as I said before as it get closer if that isn't the best fit me and my family, than I will make the right the decision.”

Similar to the Ole Miss coaching staff, White has known the Iowa State staff for quite sometime. Not to mention, he has a pretty strong relationship with Jon Heacok and the rest of the staff.

“I have a great and personal relationship with them. I like the way the coaches are on me about school and telling and showing me how I can come up there and make a difference.”

White has already taken his official visit to Iowa State back on Sept. 3rd, when the Cyclones faced off with Northern Iowa. However, the plan for White is to take one more visit to Ames, as well as another unofficial to Ole Miss on Nov. 26th for the Mississippi State game. An official to Minnesota in January is still up in the air.

“Yes, there's a good chance I'll go back up there to Ames, I don't know the date yet. I'm going to visit Ole Miss during the egg bowl, I don't have a date for Iowa State.”

One of the major storylines within the recruiting battle between Ole Miss and Iowa State, is the relationship between fellow Iowa State commit Josh Johnson and presumed Ole Miss bound and White’s teammate Cam Akers. White would love to play at the next level with either of those guys, but the deciding factor with his recruitment will come down to the best fit.

“I am good friends with Josh. I know he would love if I go there and played with him. But my recruitment will come down to if that's the best place for me all the way around.”

Currently, the plan for White is to announce his final decision on National Signing Day. A decommitment or flip of commitment doesn’t look like it will happen as of right now.

 


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