Secondary recruit Lorenzo White, Jr. (Dillard HS) will soon be deciding between a few Midwest schools, and Michigan State is a strong contender.
The 6-foot-0, 170-pound White visited Michigan State in October, making the trip to East Lansing with his father for the homecoming match-up against Indiana. During that game, the last MSU Rose Bowl team—George Perles' 1987 squad that beat USC in Pasadena—was honored at halftime and White's father was one of many former players to attend.
"It was great," White said of the Spartan's 52-27 win over the Hoosiers. "Everybody was fired up, pumped up . . . they went out there and took care of business."
White has no reservations traveling north from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. for his college years, and says there is much to like about Michigan State's campus. "I like that it's big and populated," he says, adding that he is particularly eager to see the finished renovations to the Duffy Dougherty Football Building. "I just like nice facilities."
When it comes to the Spartan football program, White is impressed with the focus of the coaches. "I like the coaching staff and that they're dedicated to winning."
White has experienced the coaching style of Mark Dantonio and company during his camp visits last summer. "I love how they coach," he says. "It was very nice getting to know all of them."
About the recruiting process, White says things have slowed down a little, but Central Michigan is a "big competitor" with Michigan State.
Who are the top schools on White's list?
"Central Michigan, Michigan State, and Toledo," he said, adding that he plans on making a decision later this month.
Is he happy with the offers he has, or is he waiting on other schools to step up to the plate?
"I'm happy with the offers I have now," he says. "I visited Central and I visited Michigan State and I like what both of them have to offer."
Wherever White—who runs a 4.42 in the 40-yard dash—ends up, he wishes to contribute right away. He sees himself as a strong man-cornerback, although he has had lots of experience at safety as well. "My first year . . . I want to get in there and play," he says. "I really want to get in there and do well and help out a team."
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