OL shares funny in-home visit story

Cory White is an offensive line prospect who Miami offered very early in the recruiting process. Read on to see the status of his commitment, which schools have been calling him lately, his thoughts on Miami's season, and a funny story he shares about a recent in-home visit he had with a UM coach.

"I'm still committed to Miami," Cory White said. "Everything is still very strong with that. I've had a few schools that still call, like Cincinnati, Louisville, and Maryland, but the only school I'm considering and the only school I'll visit is Miami."

White committed to Miami back in the spring and he remains a firm commitment to the Canes. He offered his thoughts on Miami's current season.

"It was a good season for them," he said. "They were able to get back into the rankings at one point. They'll have a winning season. The thing is, they had so much young talent on the team this year. It seemed like all the top players were either true or redshirt freshmen. I think the coaches are doing a nice job of building the talent level back up."

White, who said he's scheduled to take his official visit to Miami on January 23rd, hosted UM defensive line coach Clint Hurtt on a recent in-home visit.

"Coach Hurtt came to my house last Thursday," he said. "It was great. We had a great time. My mom made dinner and we ate a bunch. It was funny -- I told my mom before he came that Coach Hurtt's a big guy and that I'm sure he likes to eat. Well, my mom made extras and it's a good thing because he had like four or five plates of the pasta my mom made. He was really enjoying it and everyone was having a good time. Coach Shannon is going to be coming to my house for a visit in January."

In addition to keeping in close contact with Hurtt, who recruits the Jacksonville area for the Hurricanes, White said he stays in touch with offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland.

"I was just talking to him yesterday," he said. "He's a great guy and I'm looking forward to playing for him for the next few years."

White is one of two players from the Jacksonville area committed to the Canes -- the other is junior standout Louis Nix. White is happy he's on board.

"He's a great player so I'm glad he'll be coming to Miami as well," he said. "I like Louis. He's always cracking jokes. He's a real funny guy."

White and his Fleming Island High teammates finished the regular season with an 8-2 record but didn't qualify for the state playoffs.

"That was disappointing," he said. "We played so well but just not quite well enough. Our coach was telling us, though, that we went 17-7 over our final two seasons here and that means we were the winningest senior class to ever come through this school. That's a big accomplishment I guess but it wasn't the season we hoped to have."

Since the season ended, White's been working out very hard.

"I've been hitting the weights every day and hitting the track to do some running," he said. "I'm up to 245 pounds now so it's going good."

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