Javeare White Visits U-M, Ready to Come Home

It's been a while since GoBlueWolverine.com caught up with defensive back Javeare White of Dupont Manual High School in Louisville, Ky. The Michigan native was in Ann Arbor on Saturday on an unofficial visit, and said he is ready to come home, he just needs an offer.

With some of Michigan's top target heading elsewhere, players that have been somewhat off the radar are starting to emerge once again. Defensive back Javeare White of Dupont Manual High School in Louisville, Ky., is one, and he was in Ann Arbor on Saturday to catch the Wolverines as the took on Minnesota. "It was just great, I love it up there," White said. "I didn't get a chance to talk to most of the team after the game because they were upset about the loss, but I did get to talk to James McKinney and Grant Mason." White said he is a childhood friend of McKinney's, and a cousin of Mason's.

White said he is also a native of Detroit, having moved the Kentucky eight years ago. "All my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, everybody is still in Michigan," he said. "I'm ready to come home, but Michigan hasn't offered me a scholarship yet. If they do I'll probably commit. I may wait a little bit, but I don't think it would be long."

Louisville is also showing interest, White said, but have yet to offer. He added that Kentucky hasn't shown much interest, and that he is hearing from Cal and Stanford, neither of which has offered.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound white said McKinney and Mason were pushing him to make it Michigan as well. "They both love it there," he said. "Grant transferred from Stanford because he said he was too far away from his family and didn't have any support out at Stanford. He's happy to be there. James said he just loves it at Michigan."

One thing that is of interest to Michigan fans is, how does the current struggles of the team affect the mind of prospects. White shared his thoughts. "All teams have down years," he said. "But at Michigan it never happens. It's something that is so rare that it can only be a one-time thing. I can't see it happening while I'm there."

White said he talks to Michigan defensive coordinator Jim Herrmann and running backs coach Fred Jackson every week. "They always stay in touch," he said. "They want me to put together a tape of my season and send it to them, then they'll decide whether or not to offer. If they do then I'll take my official visit for the Ohio State game."

Dupont Manual is off to a 4-3 start, coming off a 41-21 victory over Butler. The Crimsons take on Pleasure Ridge on Friday. White wasn't sure of his exact stats, but said he is No. 2 on the team in tackles and rushing yardage.

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