White Hoping For Firm Offer

During the spring, North Carolina verbally offered Josh White pending his performance at the Tar Heels' individual rising senior camp. White was able to work the July version into his summer schedule.

"Everything went real good," said White. "I enjoyed myself and I think I did pretty good."

White, a 6-foot-4 280-pound offensive tackle from Salisbury (Md.) Wicomico, attributed much of his camping success to the instruction of offensive line coach Mark Weber.

"Coach Weber's a nice guy, he's really down to earth and he knows what he's talking about," said White. "When he tells you to do something, he's telling you for a reason. All the things I did were simple mistakes and he told me how to fix them and I did really well."

Weber also gave White his critique of what he observed during camp workouts.

"He told me I had good feet, he said my agility was very good being as big as I was," explained White. "He said I have to try to work on my pass blocking. I like to turn and run the man out. He said I have to work on staying in front of him a little better."

A disadvantage for White is the fact that he has doesn't have a lot of experience on the offensive line. For Wicomico High School, White has always played defensive tackle.

During the camp, White heard whispers regarding a possible UNC scholarship offer, but departed before he could have a full conversation with the coaching staff.

"They gave me a verbal offer [before the camp], but I haven't received a written offer yet," said White. "They were talking about it, but I left before it was over with. I left at the end of [Saturday's] first practice."

White, who text messages with primary recruiter John Gutekunst every other day, says that the staff is waiting to see where the chips fall with other prospects before offering.

This summer, White has also camped at both Duke and Temple. Following the Owls' camp, he received his first and only scholarship offer. However, the Blue Devils are expected to tender White after receiving his junior highlight film.

Although a good bit of his recruitment is still up in the air regarding offers, two schools stand out for White.

"UNC is going to be on the top of the list, because I like everything about North Carolina," said White. "But, North Carolina and Duke are probably the top two schools; they're neck-and-neck right now.

"[With UNC] it's just the whole atmosphere, it's not city, it's not country, it's not too big, it's not too small. The coaching staff is real down to earth, they're real good people. I can see myself fitting in there. Same with Duke, too."

Following his junior season, White was named to the All-Bayside and All-Conference teams for his play at defensive tackle. This year, however, he will also play offensive tackle for Wicomico.

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