Andrew White, a 6'6 guard/forward from Charlottesville, Va., was one of July's biggest ‘risers,' securing a slew of new offers from schools like Louisville, Texas, Cincinnati, West Virginia, and Memphis.
White, who now holds two dozen offers, is in the process of sorting out his list and setting up visits. Louisville appears poised to receive White's first post-July visit. The Scout.com Top 100 prospect was expected to speak with Louisville assistant Kevin Keatts Monday night and told InsideTheVille.com he could visit Louisville soon.
"My AAU coach, Cottrell White, and my father are working out the visit with Louisville," White said Monday evening. "We'll possibly get up there soon – in the next couple weeks, at least. Coach Keatts has talked to me about a visit so there's a good chance I'll get up there. I'm definitely interested in going up there. It's a good possibility Louisville will be my first visit."
Keatts, who joined Rick Pitino's staff last spring, has a solid connection with White's family and AAU program.
"Coach Keatts has been such a good coach and has recruited me hard and always had my back," White said. "He has a connection with my father and my AAU coaching staff. My dad said we have to start somewhere and Louisville has been talking about this visit for a while and it would be good to get up there. That's not picking Louisville as a huge favorite or looking down on any other schools, but we've got to start somewhere and Louisville is a good place to start."
Though White isn't ready to publicly discuss favorites in his recruitment, Louisville appears to be at or near the top of his list.
"I like their system, their coaching, and their facilities. Everything about Louisville speaks for itself," White said. "If I get up there and I really like it I would love (to go to) Louisville because that's where next level players are born and I have a good connection with Coach Keatts."
White, however, has no shortage of options with offers from Richmond, Virginia Tech, USF, Georgia, Utah, Georgia Tech, Miami, BYU, Providence, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, UTEP, N.C. State, Missouri, West Virginia, Alabama, Louisville, Memphis, Cincinnati, Temple, Texas, Wake Forest, Texas A&M and Maryland.
"It's a good feeling to get recruited from so many schools," White said. "I have some good options. I'm real humble about it. I just want to prepare the best I can for the next level. I've just got to put that work in."
There's no question White did enough during the evaluation period to establish himself as one of the top wing prospects in his class. A long and athletic wing player, White is a knockdown three-point shooter who can also finish in transition. Now, the four-star prospect is ready to begin the process of picking a college.
"Now that July period is over I'm going to evaluate everything as soon as possible and take a few visits in [August]," White said. "I don't have everything set in stone about where I will go, but the first step in my process is to take a few unofficials, narrow my list, and take some official visits."
"A commitment could happen at any time because I don't have a set timetable," White added. "If I really know that's the school that I want to go to when I visit then I'll commit."
"I'll wait for a week or two and see what the coaches say and what schools are still calling. Then I'll be able to get an idea of who wants me more and where I would fit in better. Right now it's up in the air as far as favorites or where else I might go."