Fla DB Tempted to Pull Trigger

Sarasota (FL) Riverview HS is always home to marquee names each and every recruiting season. From Tennessee's Chris Hannon to Florida's Drew Miller, the Rams have continued to produce Division 1A prospects in recent years.

This year Riverview has two defensive back prospects that will knock your socks off in Jaquan Williams and Kellen White. Both speedsters have size and athleticism coveted at corner by schools across the country.

White, at 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds, is perhaps the most noted at this point. The All-Area and All-State selection, White had 110 tackles, eight pass breakups, four caused fumbles, and two interceptions as a junior. He was also a regional qualifier in the 200m event in track as a sophomore.

The speedster just added a new offer from Eastern Kentucky to go along with his first two offers from Duke and Pittsburgh.

"I've been getting a lot of phone calls lately," White said about the process, "I'm getting ready to go to some camps, so coaches have been checking in with me to see what I'm doing."

White plans to use the summer camp circuit to check out schools that are currently recruiting him the hardest.

"I know I'll have to get to Pittsburgh, but I also am planning on going to Tennessee and Clemson," White answered. "Once I get out and see these campuses, I would probably be ready to make an early decision, but I don't know - it is kind of tempting."

Of the three schools, White is most intruiged with the Panthers and new coach Dave Wannstedt. "Pittsburgh's in my top three," White said, "I really like Pitt. The coaches have been down to see me. It's a really good school."

"I'd say there's a good chance I'll go there, but I'm still staying open to other schools."

One thing White isn't open too at this point is staying in-state. The Sarasota (FL) native would like to leave the sunshine and head up north.

"I'd prefer out-of-state," White said. "North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Tennessee are my top 3, but I also like Clemson a lot too."

White reports that all four of his leading schools made a trip to see him in the spring. "All the schools recruiting me have nice coaches and they all seem real sincere and down to earth."


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