Three-star Florida running back James White is hoping to narrow his list before too long and he already knows of three schools that will make the cut.
The first two are obvious choices. White, a 5-10, 200-pound running back from Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas, has set up official visits to Wisconsin (September 4) and Iowa (September 16), so the Badgers and Hawkeyes are obviously in a good position. As for the third school?
"I know Iowa, Wisconsin and NC State will make it," White told Pack Pride in a recent phone interview. "I haven't narrowed it quite yet, but hopefully I can narrow it to about six before the school year starts. I like those three because it looks like I can have an immediate impact there. I could have an opportunity to play."
Apparently the Pack hasn't been in constant contact with White like the other two schools have. Despite that, White is high on NC State and wants to hear more from them.
"It's been a while since I talked to coach (Mike) Archer. I haven't talked to him in a little while. I just went to their camp and I had a good time there. It seemed like a great atmosphere up there.
"It's not necessarily that those (schools) are telling me they need running backs. Iowa and Wisconsin have just told me I'm the top running back they're recruiting. The big things for me are going to be finding a good education, a family-like environment, a home away from home, and a place where I can play early. That's what I'm gonna be looking for."
White, ranked the No. 43 running back in the nation by Scout.com, said he would probably take all of his allotted official visits before he makes his decision.
The rising senior finished 2008 with 125 carries for 933 yards rushing. He also had 12 receptions for 125 yards and a total of 21 touchdowns.