Iowa Offers White

Iowa recruits the football fertile Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia area hard. The Hawkeyes dipped into the DMV with another offer Thursday morning. Cornerback Ashton White talked with HI about the opportunity and what it means to his recruitment.

Sometimes word of mouth influences decisions. Iowa is hoping the words coming out of Omar Truitt's mouth impact Ashton White.

Truitt signed to play football for the Hawkeyes in February and arrives on campus next month. Iowa offered a scholarship to White, a junior, Thursday morning.

Truitt comes to the Big Ten school as a cornerback, the same position at which White is being recruited. They hail from the Washington D.C.-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) area ripe with football talent.

In addition to Truitt, Miles Taylor from D.C. signed with Iowa in February. Nico Law, a Hawkeye senior, played at Bishop McNamara, the school White attends. Jordan Lomax and Darian Cooper prepped in the DMV before choosing Iowa.

"Omar was talking to me telling me how great the school and campus was," White said Thursday morning after receiving his Hawkeye offer. "He was talking about how it's something that I have to visit and experience for myself because it's that great."

White said he would travel to Iowa this summer. He's comforted in knowing players from his part of the country find the Hawkeyes appealing.

"That's cool because it's far but if I have any questions I can just ask them. And I wouldn't have to worry about not having anybody around that's not from my area that I can relate to," he said.

White reports scholarship offers from Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio State and Virginia Tech, among others. The Hokies continue their pursuit after the 5-foot-11, 176-pounder decommitted from them.

"I'm open to all. I'm taking my time and doing my research," White said.

Scout.com ranks White as the No. 48 cornerback nationally in the '15 Class. He's not putting a timetable on his decision after being uncomfortable with his first one.

"I honestly don't know. What I've been hearing from people older than me that have been through the recruiting process is I will get a feeling when I know a school is right for me. So, I'm just waiting for that feeling," White said.

White said he is considering college majors in Business, Political Science and Criminal Justice.


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