White excited to compete at Notre Dame

Three-star cornerback Ashton White of Washington (D.C.) Friendship Collegiate talks about his decision to commit to Notre Dame on Tuesday evening.

Cornerback Ashton White wrestled back and forth in his mind who his leaders were his past spring. Boston College, Maryland, Penn State, Ohio State, Virginia, Virginia Tech split time holding the lead in White's recruitment.

However, once the three-star prospect from Forestville (Md.) Bishop McNamara visited Notre Dame for camp in June, the Irish took over as the outright leader for White. On Tuesday evening, White made it official, announcing his commitment to Notre Dame via Twitter.

"I knew I wanted to go to Notre Dame once I was on campus," White said. "It was just the overall feel for the school and the feel I got from the coaching staff."

"I really came down to the way the coaches promote you becoming a better person, not just a better player. They encourage you to get out in the community, to get the best grades possible and to do things outside of your comfort zone. I attend a Catholic school, and that's all very similar and familiar to me."

White attended Bishop McNamara his freshman and sophomore years before transferring to Friendship Collegiate in D.C. for his junior year. However, it was academics that brought him back to Bishop McNamara.

Now, White will continue to further his football career at Notre Dame.

"Coach (Kerry) Cooks loves the way I run and the way I play," White said. "He loves how aggressive I am and how I play the defensive back position. I am definitely going to come in and compete."

"I am a high energy, animated guy that loves to have fun on the field," White said. "I embrace the big stage and I'm a leader."

White plans to major in political science at Notre Dame.

White is a three-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 48 cornerback in the class of 2015. He brings Notre Dame's commitment total to 16 so far in 2015.

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