White likes schools in the South

The LSU coaching staff is continuing its search to find a slot receiver for the 2010 recruiting class. The latest prospect they have offered is DeAndrew White from Galena Park, Texas.

The 6-foot, 170-pound speedster from North Shore High School totaled 34 catches for 938 yards and 11 touchdowns last fall on the gridiron. But as good as White is on a football field, he may be even better on a track.


“I run the 200 meters and do the high jump and triple jump,” said White. “I’m also on the 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams. My best time in the 200 is 21.6, and I have a 23-10 long jump and 47-5 triple jump. I’d like to keep doing track in college, but football will always come first.”


The same schools that are recruiting White for football are also recruiting him for track. Those schools just so happen to be most of the top schools across the South.


“I have 12 offers right now,” said White, the nation’s 23rd ranked receiver. “Florida, Alabama, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, LSU, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, SMU, Notre Dame, Kansas, Nebraska, and Houston have all offered me. Texas is also recruiting me. I’ve talked to coaches from Florida, Oklahoma, Alabama, Texas Tech, and LSU.”


White has already been out to visit a few schools that are recruiting him, and he intends to see a couple more soon.


“I’ve been to Alabama, Texas, and Houston so far,” he said. “They were all pretty cool places. I’m probably going back to Alabama for their spring game. I’m going to visit Oklahoma, Florida, and LSU sometime soon.”


White’s decision to visit LSU was an easy one after he finally got an offer from the Tigers not too long ago.


“Last week my coach told me I needed to call Coach (Brick) Haley from LSU,” said the 4-star prospect. “When I talked to him he said that LSU was offering me to play receiver and return kicks. I was excited and happy to hear that. He said I’m an explosive player with great speed, and they could use somebody like me in their offense.”


Though White does not know very much about LSU right now, he has watched them play on television a few times in the past, and is looking forward to learning more.


“I know they have a spread offense from the few games I saw last year, and I like that,” he said. “LSU is a great football program and they are close to home. Last week was the first time I talked with Coach Haley, but I’m going to call him next week or the week after because I want to get to know him better. He said he wanted me to come down for a visit, so I’m going to try to do that soon.”


While White maintains that he is open and has no favorite schools at this point in the process, he doesn’t plan on remaining that way for very long.


“I’m going to commit before next season starts,” he said. “I want to visit a few more schools this summer to see the environment and how life is at those places. I also want to get to know the coaches and some of the players better. After I’m done with those I’ll be ready to decide.


“In my decision I’m going to look at education first, and then the depth chart. Location will also be important because I plan on staying in the South.”

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