'11 F Aaron White Reflects on Iowa Visit

2011 forward Aaron White used his first official recruiting visit at the University of Iowa this weekend. Hawkeye Insider Publisher Rob Howe caught up with the Strongsville, Ohio product to talk about the trip. Get the latest in this update.

As the November national signing day draws closer, members of the 2011 recruiting class are officially visiting schools looking for a college home. As a result, scholarships dry up as positions are filled.

The process causes some players to pull the trigger before they may be comfortable with their decision. That won't happen to Aaron White.

"I feel that if a school wants you bad enough, they'll wait," the 2011 forward said. "Your need to have time to think about your options."

The Strongsville, Ohio product used his first official visit at Iowa this weekend. Hawkeye Coach Fran McCaffery told White that he won't rush him.

"Coach McCaffery told me I have plenty of time," White said. "I'm not going to rush my decision. If they want you, they'll wait until you're comfortable with your choice."

Iowa strengthened its position in the hunt for White during the weekend.

"I really enjoyed the visit," White said. "I liked the campus. I liked being with the players. It was good."

White said that senior Jarryd Cole and Cully Payne, a sophomore, served as tour guides and ambassadors for Iowa on the visit.

"They seemed to get along well with the coaches and joked around with them a lot," White said. "It's really a family-oriented atmosphere there. I liked that."

Iowa's construction of its new practice facility and basketball offices impressed White.

"It was really nice," he said. "And the practice facility will open the August before my first year of college. That's important."

White is scheduled for two more official visits this month. He'll be at St. Bonaventure on the weekend of Sept. 17 and at Boston College the following week. He also is looking at a Northwestern trip.

"(The Iowa visit) gave me a lot of information," White said. "I got a good sense for what it would be like to go there. Now, I can take a few more visits and be able to compare them to Iowa."

White connected with McCaffery.

"He has good energy," White said of the Iowa coach. "I liked being around him. He has a good sense of humor."


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