This has been a long time coming for Andrew White.
The 6-foot-6, 205-pound wing from Charlottesville (VA) The Miller School gave his verbal commitment to the Kansas Jayhawks in early December, after the conclusion of the fall signing period. Which meant he had to wait until this month to make his commitment official, and sign a National Letter of Intent.
He was warned that the calls from other schools wouldn't stop, simply because he was committed. Because to many coaches the process isn't over until the ink is dry on the paper, so to speak.
Only, White never fielded any calls, something he attributed to his high school coach and perhaps his parents running interference. Regardless, it wouldn't have mattered if they had gotten through.
He was all Jayhawk.
"I never had any thought of any other schools," White said. "Because I knew when I committed that was the school I was going to sign with, and no other schools ever contacted me."
Though the spring singing period began this week, the four-star wing will wait until Monday to sign his NLI, during a 6 p.m. ceremony at The Miller School.
"I wanted to give my family a couple of days in advance to prepare," he explained. "Since my school is out of the way of my hometown. It's an hour (and a half) from where I live, so a lot of people will have to take off work."
White is excited and ready to sign, putting the final touch on his recruitment in the process.
It won't bring with it much relief, however, or a respite - not for Andrew White. He plans to work as hard as ever to prepare himself for the day he lands at Kansas.
"I've still gotta work, I've still gotta do my normal," he said. "Because there's no backing out at this point. You've just gotta get better every day."