The 2015 signal caller from William S. Hart High School says UK, California, Penn State, Louisville and Nebraska are some of the early standouts, but programs like Missouri, Texas A&M, Auburn, Michigan State, Duke, Stanford and West Virginia are also coming on strong with heavy interest.
White (6-2, 180, 4.68) is rated the No. 8 quarterback prospect in the junior class by Scout. He had a prolific 2013 season, passing for 4,535 yards and 41 touchdowns. He completed an eye-popping 333 of 524 attempts, good for a .635 percentage. Don't overlook his feet, either, as he rushed for 320 yards and nine scores.
He plays in a high school system similar to what the Wildcats hope to do under UK offensive coordinator Neal Brown.
"The offer from Kentucky wasn't a surprise to me," White said. "I've been talking to the UK staff for about a month now. Neal Brown has been telling me I'm high on the list of who they want. He's told me he sees a lot in me that would fit their ‘Air Raid' offense."
White said he spent 30-45 minutes getting to know Brown on the phone recently. Brown asked for additional film from him, and when the two got to speak again, told White he was thoroughly impressed with what he saw.
"He offered me a scholarship then," White said. "I was very excited and very thankful and I appreciated the offer. I'll be honest, I didn't know much about Kentucky prior talking to coach Brown, but since then I've been researching them. I've researched the program, the staff and the academics at UK. I know more about them than before. I want to learn more about the university."
He hopes to make a college decision before his senior season begins, so spring and summer visits could be key.
No visits have been set in stone, but White says there's a strong possibility he'll make it to Lexington at some point. "I'm waiting to see who is really interested in me the most before I set any visits, but I do believe I'll make it (to UK) this summer. I just have to coordinate a date with the coaching staff at Kentucky and my dad some I can come out there."
Asked what he's looking for in a college program, White said: "A school with great academics, a great football program, a great coaching staff that has confidence in me and is excited that I can go in and compete and hopefully take the program to the next level. Also, I'm looking at the best fit, a school that makes you feel welcomed and comfortable for those four years."