If there's one thing Andrew White isn't lacking, it's college scholarship offers.
On the heels of an impressive summer, the 6-foot-6, 180-pound small forward from Charlottesville (VA) The Miller School has become a seriously hot commodity, boasting more than 10 Division One offers. Included on the list of those vying for White's talents are programs such as Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Maryland, Memphis, North Carolina State and Texas.
Recently, another heavyweight joined the fray, when the University of Kansas extended an offer. The Jayhawks have been on White's trail since June, and their efforts haven't gone unnoticed with the athletic wing.
Lead recruiter Joe Dooley has an excellent relationship with his high school coach, White explained, and did a great job keeping tabs on him during the summer.
"I like him," he said, of Dooley. "He's very straightforward."
White has been busy in recent weeks, with a large handful of unofficial visits already under his belt. Having taken trips to Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and a few others earlier in the year, he recently visited Cincinnati, George Mason, North Carolina State, Richmond and West Virginia.
With the flood of offers coming in, he and his family are still trying to sort through everything - though a tentative list is slowly beginning to take shape in his head.
"I haven't put it on paper or told a lot of people," White said. "But I kind of have an idea even though I'm still a long ways away in the process."
Will Kansas be a school that warrants a closer look? It appears so.
Factors such as the program's winning history, track record with developing wings, the academics and the fan base are all attractive, he noted, and when a program of that caliber gets involved the natural tendency is to at least give them consideration.
"As a player who has put in the work I've put in, that's something you always need to at least consider and look into," White said. "So I'm probably going to take a visit and try to get a feel for the staff, and see how much I'm really wanted - how I can fit into their program."
Expert's Take:Already known as a scorer, White is upgrading his scoring package. He's lights out from long range and has a quick release and terrific size for the wing spot. He pumped in nearly 30 points in the first game we watched at the Summer Jam and finished with nearly 20 in his next one. He must get more comfortable handling the ball under pressure, but he's rebounding his position and showed he could get a bucket going to the basket every now and then. (July evaluation, Scout.com national recruiting analysts Evan Daniels and Brian Snow)