4-star OL to meet with Shannon on Tuesday

This four-star offensive line prospect has narrowed his college list down to three. Read on to see why he rescheduled his visit to Miami, who else is involved, how much of a factor distance will be, and much more.

Pete White is a four-star offensive line prospect from Washington (DC) St. Johns College High and CanesTime.com caught up with head coach Joe Patterson Friday afternoon to discuss the latest.

"He was scheduled to visit Miami this weekend but both his parents are in law enforcement and with the inauguration going on this week they weren't able to get down there," Patterson said. "They will both be available next weekend so that's when the visit will take place."

White, 6-foot-5 and 330 pounds, has already taken official visits to the other two schools on his list of finalists -- Maryland and Tennessee.

"He went to Maryland last month and really likes it there," Patterson said. "Then he went to Tennessee earlier this month. He likes the coaching staff there. The coaches from both of those schools came by recent and Coach Shannon from Miami is coming to visit with him on Tuesday."

Patterson said White has been interested in Miami for a long time.

"He was interested in them from the beginning," he said. "They offered him early on and have done a nice job recruiting him. I don't think distance is going to be an issue with him. He looked at Oregon but thought it was too far but with Tennessee and Miami, they're both close enough to be serious options for him."

White will only have a few days left after he returns home from Miami to make a final decision.

"He'll get with his family and go over everything at that point," Patterson said. "It'll only be a couple days until signing day so he'll have to make a decision quickly after he gets back. He's very open-minded right now."

White is a four-star guard prospect according to Scout.com and he played in the Under Armour All-American Game earlier this month. Patterson talked about what separates him from other big guys.

"He started every game since his freshman year on the offensive line for us and started every game for the last two-and-a-half years on the defensive line. He's a three-time First-Team All-Conference player and his best days are ahead of him. He has great power, plays with good body control, and does a real nice job with his hands. He has a chance to be a real good one at the next level."

White will be part of a group of what is expected to be nearly a dozen recruits who will take official visits to Miami next weekend. Can the Canes land him? Stay tuned.

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