DeAndrew White has Spring Game Plans

North Shore receiver Deandrew White has seen his offers jump to double digits in the last few weeks. While programs such as Florida, Oklahoma and Alabama have extended offers to the jet quick receiver, the Texas Longhorns are asking the two-sport star to be patient and wait. Burnt Orange Beat spoke with White last week to get the skinny on the Houston area receiver.

Three weeks into track season with one meet cancelled due to inclement weather, North Shore junior receiver Deandrew White is burning up the track and the offers are piling up.

White competes in the long jump, triple jump, 200-meters and two relays for the Mustangs powerful track team and the 5-11, 165-pounder is already putting up numbers that are good for second in the state individually as well as nationally in the relays.

"Three weeks ago was my first meet," White said. "I long jumped 23-10, triple jumped 47-5 and ran a 21.6 in the 200-meters. Our relay times are ranked nationally."

Both jumps are good for second in the state, while the 4x100 and 4x200 relay times are nationally ranked in the top five.

On the recruiting front, the offers have been piling up since that first track meet and the weeks leading up to it as White now has double digit offers. The "highly competitive" receiver, as a North Shore assistant coach tabbed him last week, has made three recruiting stops thus far with another to come soon.

"I have offers from Alabama, Houston, Florida, LSU, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, A&M and SMU. So far, I've been to junior days at Houston, Texas and Oklahoma. I'm planning to go to the Alabama spring game, to Florida for Friday Night Lights and OU this summer," White said, who was recently offered by Nebraska as well.

As far as the Longhorns are concerned, nothing has changed from the junior day visit as Texas has told White to remain patient.

"They have just told me to be patient, so I'm not sure what will happen," White said in a dismissive manner.

In the first week of May, the Mustangs will begin spring practice. The practice time will be a chance for the nationally ranked prospect to work on some aspects of his game with blocking being the number one area for improvement.

"I need to improve my blocking and not getting into personal battles with defensive backs. Those are the two areas for me," White said.

As far as a decision, that will very likely come before his senior season begins.

"I may decide before my senior season. I think that's what I'll do as long as I get to make the trips to see schools in the spring and summer," White said.

White was tabbed first team all-district in 2008 after hauling in 34 catches for 800 yards and ten scores.

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