3-star CB: WSU offer was big for me

EARLIER THIS WEEK, Cougfan.com subscribers read about three-star running back Romello Harris eyeing an official visit to WSU. And he doesn’t want to take that trip alone. Fellow three-star prospect Lawrence White spoke with CF.C and said he and Harris have become close buddies, and they’re planning on taking a trip to Pullman together.

Like with Harris, WSU offensive line coach Clay McGuire is the area recruiter for White (pictured above) and has made things clear that he wants him to be a member of WSU’s 2016 class.

“I got my offer from Washington State in March,” White said. “I’ve been speaking with Coach McGuire, and I’ll tell you, that offer was big for me.

“I was super excited because it’s the Pac-12 and that’s one the best conferences in the country. It was a true blessing. The first time I spoke with WSU, they offered me. We’ve been in contact ever since.”

THE WSU COACHES are recruiting White, out of Bakersfield, Calif., at corner. He played multiple positions for Ridgeview High in 2014, including quarterback and cornerback.

“The staff likes how versatile I am as a player,” White said. “They’re recruiting me as a cornerback and they like how I make plays on the ball. I’m very agile in and out of my breaks. The coaches think I can bring a lot to the table.”

The 6-0, 170-pounder holds scholarships from WSU, Iowa State, Nevada, Colorado State and Eastern Washington.

“I really like what Washington State has to offer,” White said. “They’re planning on rebuilding the whole program up. They’re recruiting a lot of talented guys right now and I like that I have a strong relationship with the coaches. I’m pretty interested in them right now.”

AND ANOTHER PERSON White has a strong relationship with right now is Harris. The two have competed with one another at camps and discussed WSU.

“We’ve been talking about WSU since I got that offer in March,” White said. “He (Harris) got his offer when he was a sophomore, so once I got mine, we started talking and I hit him up on Twitter.

“We’re going to take our official visit (date TBD) to WSU together. I actually spoke with him last week to ask him if he set his visit there yet. He told me that he hadn’t, but that the plan is for us to still go over there and check it out. He’s going to make his plans and then let me know. Once he sets up his date, I’ll be sure to go too.”

White, who recorded four interceptions on defense as a junior, said he will take his first official visit to Iowa State on Sept. 12. He lists no favorites and has no set timetable for when he’ll be making his college decision.

Notable Note:
• Another prospect who will take an official visit to WSU this fall is Hawaiian safety Luca Vartic. In a recent interview with Scout’s Jackson Moore, the three-star prospect said he’s been impressed with the WSU staff and wants to take an official visit to Pullman.

“They’re a building program,” Vartic told Moore. “They are going to be up there in the Pac-12 in a few years, I think so. They’ve been recruiting me hard and showing me love. When you go into a program, everyone has a chance to prove themselves, but if they’re looking for you to come in and start right away and make an impact right away, it makes the process easier. That’s what I like.”

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