“I’m really just thankful and grateful,” the 6-6, 275-pound lineman told Pony Stampede.
Offensive line coach Dustin Fry extended the offer and White elaborated how pleased he was to get his first offer.
“Just that he wanted me to come here and play football,” White said. “It’s an awesome feeling. I don’t know, I’m just thankful.”
Baylor just keeps checking in on White, but SMU was the first to offer and that’s big plus White was impressed with the atmosphere out there for the game.
“The energy and the fun that they had out there,” White said.
Fry and White are building a relationship and White likes the family atmosphere at SMU.
“His personality and the way the offense moves,” White said. “I met him and I talked to him. It’s all just calm, collective and let’s go to work.”
White talked briefly with Chad Morris before the game, but his big ties lie with SMU running backs coach Claude Mathis.
“It’s big knowing that family is here and knowing that I’ll be comfortable here,” White said
White is early in his recruitment, but the soft-spoken sophomore said even though SMU is right down the road, distance isn’t going to be a big consideration for him.
“It really doesn’t matter. I just do it to become successful and play football,” White said.
The massive sophomore is no doubt going to garner plenty of attention on a talented DeSoto team, but as for his job, he keeps it simple.
“Protect the quarterback at all times. Don’t let him get hurt and do my job,” White said.