Erie, PA — Erie McDowell High School RB/S Jayson White (6-1, 215, 4.5) just received his first scholarship offer last week from North Carolina. The first-team All-Metro and first-team All-Allegheny Conference selection toured several schools this week while he was on spring break. This weekend he will take a trip to Morgantown to watch the West Virginia spring game. The following weekend he will be going to Ohio State. Soon after his return from Ohio State Jayson is planning a trip to Big Ten country to check out three other schools that have been showing a lot of interest in him.
"When I came back from my spring break tour, Coach Cacchione informed me that Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa all called and want me to visit as soon as I can," White said.
Jayson and his family took a trip to six different schools last week — Notre Dame, Cincinnati, North Carolina State, North Carolina, Duke, and Maryland. So how did the trip go? What did White think of each of the six schools he visited?
Notre Dame — It was your typical junior day type of thing with a ton of recruits, they really have a nice campus. The highlight of the trip was coming out of the tunnel and touching the signs to come out onto the field. I didn't get to tour as much as I would have liked, but I still had a good time.
Cincinnati — I really liked it there; I feel that they are definitely a program that is on the rise. They are rebuilding a lot of the facilities. With the program entering the Big East there is a lot of excitement down there.
NC State — They have a beautiful campus, a new athletic facility. My tour was very uneventful. They rushed us through it.
North Carolina — Beautiful campus, we had a first-class tour. They treated me like royalty at UNC.
Duke — They have nice facilities. I got to sit down with the coaches and talk about the program. We got to go into Cameron Indoor by ourselves; I can't believe how small the place was.
Maryland — I really liked it at Maryland, it's close to D.C. so you have that city type atmosphere. They are also rebuilding a lot of things on campus.
White's trip was to end up at Pittsburgh for their spring game, but after touring all of the schools the White's decided to head home. As for how he feels about the Big Ten and specifically Minnesota, after doing some research Jayson was impressed.
"They had two 1,000 yard rushers and another who had 500 yards, so I think they are dedicated to running the ball and I like that. They will definitely receive a visit from me."
White is being recruited by some schools as a safety and by some as a fullback. With his combination of speed and power he can definitely be a FB at the next level. The offense he plays in at Erie McDowell features him as the lone back in the backfield. He hasn't played the prototypical FB role in high school, but should have no problem adapting to it in college.
Pennsylvania standout interested in the Big 10
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