White At Home With Northwestern

Cy-Fair (TX) High School cornerback Dwight White, Jr. jumped on his first scholarship offer, Northwestern, in mid-summer. Since that time, he has worked to build strong relationships with his future coaches and teammates.

Dwight White, Jr. received his scholarship offer from Northwestern in June, and was sold on the school from that point on. The Cy-Fair (TX) High School cornerback put some thought into the Wildcats, before giving his commitment in mid-July.

Since the summer, White has worked on building relationships with his future Northwestern coaches and teammates.

White has stayed in constant contact with his fellow 2012 signees, and has become close friends with his future teammates and coaches—some who he has never met in person.

"I'm glad I committed to Northwestern, and I'm glad I made an early commitment to build the relationships with the staff and players," said White. "I'm excited to sign the paper."

White has maintained close contact with his future teammates in the 2012 class. The signees speak via Facebook every day. Whenever another prospect was added to the class, they were added to a Facebook group.

Northwestern's 2012 recruiting class remains a very tight-knit group, and as White points out, it's no coincidence that no member of the group has decommitted.

"All the commits, we are excited to get up there," said White. "You see no one decommitted, everyone's excited to be a part of the family. Everyone wants to be a part of something special."

In addition, White has also stayed in touch with Pat Fitzgerald, who happens to be a frequent visitor to the Houston area.

White was in attendance for the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, when Northwestern played in his hometown Reliant Stadium.

Weeks later, Fitzgerald came to visit Dwight and his family. White invited his grandparents, close friends, and teammates to meet with his future coach.

"Coach Fitz is a great guy," said White. "He's a really fun guy. Just building that relationship with (the coaches), I know I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. I know I'm going to be at a good place for the next four year and I'll be a part of the Wildcat family."

Northwestern became White's first FBS scholarship offer, and it didn't take long for him to make a verbal commitment. He couldn't pass up the Wildcats, and has held no regrets.

"I just found my home so early, I knew where I wanted to go," said White. "I thought it was the ultimate offer, so I just jumped on it."


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