Carter White Update

Spain Park High School (Hoover, AL) catcher Carter White, one of the better catchers in the state of Alabama, is receiving interest from the instate schools as well as one out of state SEC school. Since July 1st, the first day college coaches could call class of 2011 prospects, White has received at least two calls from colleges.

"I received calls from Samford and UAB," said White, who plays for the Excel Blue Wave 17u summer travel team.

According to Excel Blue Wave coach Steve Gendron, other schools have expressed an interest in White.

"Mississippi State has some interest and all the Alabama schools are interested," said Gendron. "It's just a matter of where he is going to fit in."

Gendron explained what makes White intriguing to those college coaches.

"Carter White is a good-looking left-handed hitting catcher," said Gendron. "He's good behind the plate but I think he is better as a hitter right now. I think, as he gets older, he can get better behind the plate. I like him because he is passionate, a very fiery player and he's a smart ballplayer."

When it comes time to choose the college he is going to sign with, White has a few ideas what he will look for.

"I want a good education because if baseball doesn't work out, you have to have a good education," said the 6-0, 185-pounder who has had his pop time to second base clocked at 1.84 seconds. "An SEC school would be a dream, though, because everybody wants to play on that stage of baseball, but if that doesn't work out, then I'll be happy to play anywhere because baseball is baseball."

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