Every year in recruiting there are always a few surprises, this year isn't going to be an exception to the rule for the Missouri Tigers.
Keller Texas athlete Matt White received an official offer from the Tigers just today, showing the talented defensive back that his hard work has paid off.
"Missouri had a staff meeting today and they called me to tell me I had an official offer," White told InsideMizzou.com Thursday night. "I'm taking an official visit there this weekend, I'm leaving tomorrow, and I will probably commit to them on Sunday after the visit."
White apparently is one of those pleasant surprises that college coaches love finding while making their recruiting rounds. According to White, that is how he and Missouri came together.
"It all started two or three weeks ago, the coach came by and my high school coach told him he had someone that he thought could play big time football," White said. "The coach sat down with my coach and watched the film and liked it, then he took it back to Missouri, I got the offer today."
White, a 6-foot-0, 170-pound athlete who runs a 4.5 forty, played safety for his 7-3 Keller High School team, is being recruited as a corner for the Tigers.
"I'm really excited about the offer and my official visit this weekend," White said. "I have been waiting for a big break from a big school, it finally happened. It shows my hard work has paid off."
White ended his senior season with 57 tackles, six interceptions and five pass break-ups. His performance this season earned him First team All-District honors.
White has two other offers from Central Arkansas and Stephen F. Austin.