White Chooses UNC

ASHEVILLE, N.C. --- Johnny White seemed destined to join North Carolina's 2006 recruiting class since the start of his recruitment. He finally announced his intentions to become a Tar Heel during a press conference at his high school Monday afternoon.

"I've decided on North Carolina," he said, as the media, family and friends looked on.

White, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound tailback from Asheville (N.C.), choose the Tar Heels over scholarship offers from Arkansas and South Carolina.

North Carolina had undoubtedly been considered White's leader for quite some time, but it took an unofficial visit to Chapel Hill for the Tar Heels' senior camp to seal the deal.

"I went down there last weekend with my mom to the camp," he said. "I just feel like the program's got a lot of upside ... I like the coaching staff.

"Carolina really was [my first choice from the beginning]. I've just been there so many times, I felt at home over there."

A very complete ‘back, White ran the third fastest forty-yard dash time (4.53 seconds on grass) during Scout.com's local All-American Combine. As a junior he used that speed to rush for 2,167 yards and 34 touchdowns on just 227 carries (9.55-average), earning earning Western N.C. Player of the Year honors.

"I'm going there to play running back," White note. "They said if it's possible to play early, I could play early."

Stay tuned for photos and video from the press conference, as well as an exclusive one-on-one interview with White ...

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