White Picks The Wildcats

Dwight White knew Northwestern was his favorite school, and had a feeling he would likely go to school there—he just wanted to be sure. Late Thursday, White decided to call Pat Fitzgerald and give his verbal commitment to the Wildcats.

"I'm really happy," said Dwight White. "I think I made the best decision for myself. There's not really another place I'd rather be."

Back in June, Northwestern was the first school to extend an offer to Dwight White. Not a coincidence, they also happened to be the first FBS school to watch White in-person while he attended their one-day camp. In high school, White has only played free safety, so Northwestern wanted to see his skills as a cornerback. Clearly impressed, the Wildcats offered White.

Like any recruit, White wanted to sure of his decision. All along, he felt Northwestern was the right school—he just wanted to be careful in making a decision. On Thursday, he made it official.

"It clicked a while ago, I had to be 100 percent sure before I puilled the trigger," said White. "I've been wanting to go there a while but I had to think about it and sleep on it before I made the decision."

White (5-11, 165) called Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald and gave him the word, he would be a Wildcat.

"When I told him I committed, he was very excited," White said of Fitzgerald. "We talked for a while and he's happy I'm a Wildcat."

For White, the commitment was a burden off his chest. Now, he knows the often stressful recruitment process has come to an end—of course, a very happy ending.

"Just knowing I have great opportunities when I get there and after I leave—being a part of a Big Ten program and being next to a big city with plenty of opportunities—I know I'll have a chance to be successful in the long run."

As a junior, White was given All-District honors while compiling 122 tackles at safety. This season, he hopes to come back even stronger.

Overall, this was a decision White wanted to make. Now, it's a official: White is a Wildcat.

"I feel great," White said. "I know I made a great decision and I can't wait to attend the university next year."


Purple Wildcats Top Stories