Heavily pursued junior

As of September 1, juniors can receive formally written offers. When that happened for Adrian White of DeSoto (Texas) there were nearly 10 offers for him. That quantity is quite the feat for a senior much less a junior. White has the combination of size and speed you want in a cornerback, but could also play the safety position in college.

One of the top juniors in the Lone Star State next year is undoubtedly Adrian White of DeSoto (Texas). The 6-foot-0 and 180-pound White is learning a new system at DeSoto and bouncing around in the secondary.

"He's having a good season," said Adrian White, Sr. "They have a new head coach and they are learning a new offense and a new defense.

"He said that he is really liking the new defense. It's more of an aggressive style defense, a little more blitzing, and he is playing some safety as well."

The changing of positions is by design. White projects to the cornerback position in college, but moving to safety a bit is good practice.

"Cornerback is his top position and that is the position that he will play in college. They are putting him out at free and strong to diversify him for college."

Since September 1, a lot of teams have stepped up to offer White already. There are at least eight offers on the table and the home state school seems destined to offer.

"He has offers from LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Texas A&M, Nebraska, Vanderbilt and I think Northwestern. Texas is on him really hard too."

Besides the season going, White has been busy with academics and in particular the SAT. He took it for the first time this past weekend, but prepared for it for almost a month.

"He's been really busy lately. He took his SAT for the first time on Saturday. He was working with an SAT coach for about a month or so before that.

"He should have his score back in two or three weeks and he said he thought he did well. Grades are looking really good right now. He's As or Bs and is carrying about a 3.5 GPA in core.

"He is focused on his academics and we are on him to stay on top of it. He knows what he has to do to get a chance to go where you want to go. He's 16, but he's growing up quick with recruiting."

White has taken a couple of trips so far and is looking to take a least one more. Right now, schools within driving distance are getting the visits from White and his family.

"We went to Texas. We are looking to hit some of the area schools because expenses come into play. We went to Texas A&M and saw them play Miami.

"He has two or three former team mates that play at A&M now and he wanted to see them play as well as check out the facilities and what A&M has to offer.

"We saw Texas play against Arkansas and he has a buddy that plays for Arkansas. He worked out with him this summer. Another team mate plays for Kansas and we are trying to see them play Oklahoma.

"All of these visits that we are making right now are within driving distance. They are all within 200 or so miles from here so we can drive and it's not too expensive."

There are at least a couple of schools that look like they will get official visits from White his senior year. Then again, his coach informed him and his father that there is a trio of schools that are still looking at him and might offer.

"When it's down the road I think that we will take some longer trips away from home like to LSU and Stanford. His coach also said USC, Notre Dame and Florida are showing interest as well."

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