Adrian White Picks Texas

Desoto, Texas is used to having top recruits that are recruited by every school in the country, but this year's junior class is something different. The Eagles actually have three players that have a drawn interest from regional and national powers in Darius Terrell, Adrian White, and Evan Washington. Today, corner Adrian White became the second Desoto Eagle to commit to the Longhorns.

Adrian White, the #11 junior prospect in Texas on the Burnt Orange Beat Top 125 who goes by "AJ", decided to drive down to Austin this week to support the Desoto Eagles who are playing in the boy's state basketball championship. In addition, White decided to inform the Texas coaches that he is becoming the 20th commitment in the 2010 class.

"I told them that I am going to Texas," Adrian White said proudly. "Texas is going to give me a great education."

White visited the Texas Longhorns during the first junior day at the beginning of February. Prior to that trip to Austin, he also went to junior days at Texas A&M (January 17) and Oklahoma (January 24). Many people assumed that White would commit to the Longhorns then, but White decided to wait.

"I really wanted to make sure I was making the right decision and take my time," White said. "I really like the DB coach (Duane Akina). He puts guys in the NFL every year," added White.

Desoto head coach Claude Mathis thinks his star corner has a chance to be a very special player at the next level.

"AJ has all the natural ability to be a great player and he works hard. AJ is a quiet person, but he wants to keep getting better. With (fellow Longhorn commitment) Darius (Terrell) and AJ going at it at practice everyday, they make each other better," said Coach Mathis. "AJ has special speed. If he gets beat off the line, he has the ability to flip his hips and make it up."

White choose the Longhorns over offers from all over the country, but his final five were LSU, Florida, Tennessee, USC, and Texas.

Coach Mathis says, "He really liked all of the schools. They made it hard on him. Florida and Tennessee really made a late push, but AJ wishes all the schools who considered him the best."

White will be at the Frank Erwin Center to root on the Desoto Eagles and his teammate Darius Terrell as they take on Strake Jesuit at 3:30pm today.

Adrian White is the 20th Texas commitment for the 2010 recruiting class, and the fourth defensive back with Ahmad Dixon, Bryant Jackson, and Carrington Byndom.


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