Growing up in the Dallas area, one junior quarterback has grown up going to Southern Methodist University football games as a youngster.
Attending those games has always fueled a desire for Carter White to possibly become a Mustang one day. White turned in an outstanding performance this past fall season as a junior and is now beginning to realize that his dream could become a reality.
"Of all the schools that I'm looking at SMU grabs my attention the most," Carter told PonyStampede.com Tuesday night. "I have always gone to SMU games growing up. There is something about the campus, the program, I feel very comfortable there, like I'm at home."
Carter managed to take two unofficial visits to the Hilltop this past season, attending the Houston and Southern Mississippi games.
"They should have beaten Houston pretty bad," White said. "They played Southern Mississippi without some of their key players and were still in the game the first half. This is a program on the verge of something special."
White, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound athlete who runs a 4.7 forty, passed for over 1,600 yards with 12 touchdowns against only five interceptions. He will go into his senior season at W.T. White High School as one of the top signal callers in the metroplex. He earned first team all conference honors in a district with Dallas Skyline, Lake Highlands, Richardson to name a few.
There are a few things that stand out about SMU for White, one being the offense and reputation that June Jones brings to the Dallas campus.
"I have been following Coach Jones for a while," White said. "I would definitely like to play in his offensive system. It would be a great fit for my talents."
Another thing that captures White's attention is the reputation of the Cox Business School at SMU.
"One of my friends went there before transferring to Harvard," White said. "My friend said that the Cox Business School compares well with Harvard, that's saying a lot."
While White was hesitant to name an early favorite for his services, it was obvious there is one school that he would love to attend.
"I'm really hoping for an offer from SMU," White said. "They would definitely be one of my top choices of schools. I would love to go there and play for Coach Jones."
White got a chance to meet Coach Jones on his unofficial visits and was even more impressed after the meetings.
"He is a great coach, very down to earth," White said. "I love the way he treats his players like his family."
White plans on attending the USA Army All-American Combine January 1, 2, and 3rd. He also plans on attending SMU's camp this summer.