White's From Familiar Territory For Martinez

Sooners Illustrated brings you an interview with 2012 cornerback prospect D.J. White out of Union Grove HS in McDonough (GA). White was able to make it in for OU's first junior day and he talked about his experience while on campus in Norman this past Saturday.

After Willie Martinez took over the secondary coaching job for the Sooners fans started to wonder when he would be able to go back to his old stomping grounds and snag a few commitments from the state of Georgia.

It appears he is hard at work already in Georgia with D.J. White, who came away impressed from his time in Norman for Junior Day on Saturday.

"I was very impressed and I liked the facilities and they have good coaching," White said.

The fact that Coach Martinez used to coach for the Georgia Bulldogs and knows the lay of the land may have played a small part in White's decision to visit.

"It does a little bit but it's not the entire reason I went out there," White said about Martinez experience in Georgia playing a hand in his interest in the Sooners.

Like all the other prospects that were in attendance, White got the chance to sit down with his position coach along with Head Coach Bob Stoops, which gave him a chance to see how Stoops is up close.

"We just talked about the depth chart," White explained."And we talked about the championships that they have won and I got to meet Coach Stoops also. I thought it was a good experience. Coach Stoops is a very laid back guy and very approachable and I liked it."

White talked about the things that attract him the most about Oklahoma.

"Tradition," White began. "That's one thing; they have great tradition down there. Also it's a great school academically too."

After his short time in Norman Saturday, White finds himself hoping to learn more about the Sooners moving forward.

"I liked it you know it's a great school, great program and I hope to learn more about it."

Auburn is the only school to have verbally offered according to White but some other top notch schools are paying attention to him as well.

"The schools that have been coming at me the hardest have been Auburn, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, Georgia and Georgia Tech."

Growing up White was a fan of the Yellow Jackets.

"Growing up I was a Georgia Tech fan," White stated.

White, who claims to now stand at 6-foot and 175-pounds running a 4.47 forty finished his junior year with 20-tackles, three-interceptions along with 13-pass deflections.

The talented corner prospect talked about wanting to be comfortable in the area of whatever school he chooses to attend.

"I'm basically just looking if I'm comfortable in that area and how I feel you know if I get a good feel from that school that's the biggest thing."

Scout.com Midlands Recruiting Manager Greg Powers contributed to this report.


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