White Talks Iowa Visit, What's Next

South Florida running back James White took in Iowa's 27-17 victory against Arizona last Saturday during his official visit. Read what the prospect said about his trip, what's next for him and more in this premium recruiting update.

With Marcus Coker in the fold, Iowa plans on handing out only one more scholarship in the 2010 Class. James White is interested in it, but he will let his hand play out.

"They have one commit so far. They said they were only going to take one more (running back)," White said. "It's not really going to affect my decision. I'm still probably going to make my decision after the season. If they happen to get a commit, then I'm just going to have to move on."

White, a three-star running back from South Florida, took an official visit to Iowa City last weekend. He had already used an official on a trip to Wisconsin. He planned on using the last three visits he's allowed per NCAA rules.

"It went really well," White said of his Iowa visit. "The coaches were down to earth and they seem like good people. They showed me a great time. The players also showed me a great time. It was a good experience.

"I got to see just about everything. They took me to the business center. I went to the academic center, all the facilities. I saw just about everything."

White ranked his Iowa trip right up with his visit to Wisconsin, where two of his prep teammates are true freshmen for the Badgers.

"They were very similar," White said. "They're kind of equal to me."

White finished his junior season with 125 carries for 933 yards rushing. He also had 12 receptions for 125 yards and a total of 21 touchdowns.

White says he can bench 280-pounds, squat 400 and has a 33-inch vertical jump. White plans to major in accounting and reports a 3.5 core GPA and has a 1080 SAT.

"I like using numbers so I figured I would stick with math," he said.

White was joined during his Iowa visit by fellow South Florida prep running back DeAndre Johnson. Johnson said he might commit to Iowa before his visit, but will take a trip to Minnesota on Oct. 3 before making his choice.

"I heard of (Johnson) before," White said. "We had heard of each other. We actually saw each other at a couple of camp, so it was really nice.

"We were hanging out with each other the whole time. We became real good friends throughout the trip. We actually exchanged numbers, so it was pretty cool."

White liked what he saw from the Hawkeyes in their 27-17 win against Arizona.

"They love to run the football just like most of the teams in the Big Ten. I like the teams that rely on the running backs," he said.

White said his next visit will be to North Carolina State when the Wolf Pack takes on rival North Carolina on Nov. 28.

"I try to, not push it off the side, but keep it in the back of your mind," White said of the recruiting process. "You still have to go out there and give it your all every game. It doesn't really bother me, I just do my thing."

If White sticks to his plan of waiting until after his prep season to make his college decision, fans of that school might not hear anything until the holidays in December.

"Last year, the state game was the first day we got off for Christmas break," White said.


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