In recruiting, you’ve got to get on recruits early and this was exactly the case for WSU with Brevin White.
The 4-star recruit spoke with CF.C on Monday night and made it clear he’s got nothing but love for area recruiter Clay McGuire, who has been by his side since day one.
“They’ve probably been on me the longest out of all the schools recruiting me,” White said. “Coach Clay McGuire got on me first. It was the summer going into my sophomore year. They had a satellite camp at Long Beach Poly shortly after and I threw in front of the whole staff.
“Coach McGuire stuck with me and they offered me that summer. Even though his (McGuire’s) area changed, he’s still keeping on me and coming to see me. I value that a lot.”
And since landing his crimson tender, White has taken two unofficial trips to the Palouse. The first came last year for a WSU vs. Arizona State contest, while the second was in late January (about 10 weeks ago).
It was clear to White during that second unofficial visit that Pullman is a special place.
“When I went up there the second time, I kind of got more of a feel for everything,” White said. “It was a better experience than the first because I was able to soak it all in. The campus is awesome. I love the small-town feel.
“The Cougs being the big thing that everyone is all about is great. The fan base is awesome. When I walked around campus, I thought it could be a place I can call home for the next 4-5 years. It all clicks.”
In addition to WSU, the 6-2, 185-pounder holds offers from UW, Tennessee, Oregon State, Arizona State and a few others.
The SoCal product was adamant in saying he hasn’t trimmed down his list to a set of favorites, but also didn’t mince words when describing his interest in WSU.
“It’s pretty high right know and one of the highest I have in a university,” he said. “They’ve been around the longest and have recruited me one of the hardest of all programs. I really appreciate the effort they put in to build relationships.
“It’s not me just talking to one coach, I’m talking with the whole staff. We’re starting to develop a family feel. They’re definitely one of the top schools for me.”
White said he’s eyeing a return trip to Pullman for sometime in May, marking his third unofficial visit to WSU. He added that he’s eyeing a summer decision date for a commitment.