Could White Be Next in Line?

After throwing for offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig in the spring, the Badgers told Fort Lauderdale (FL) University School quarterback Sean White that the senior is high on Wisconsin's recruiting board.

Currently the only two known uncommitted quarterbacks with a Wisconsin offer, it's easy to classify Florida dual-threat quarterbacks D.J. Gillins and Nicodem Pierre as the Badgers' top two targets at the position.

But while the Badgers are currently waiting on their decisions, they are still evaluating other quarterbacks., including Fort Lauderdale (FL) University School senior Sean White.

Having already thrown for offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig this spring, the 6-3, 180-pound White could be the next in line for an offer from the Badgers when he visits Madison next month.

"Recruiting has been going well lately," White told Badger Nation. "I plan on taking some visits between July 8 to July 15. My dad took off of work for that week so he can come see the colleges with me. Our first visit will be to Wisconsin on July 8 after that I don't know where else I'll be going but I'll figure it out."

After visiting Wisconsin last year during its summer camp, White is excited to get back to Madison and new the new coaching staff.

"When I was in Madison a year ago for the football camp I really enjoyed myself and the campus (so) I'm excited to get back up there," White said. "I'm looking forward to seeing the campus again and learning more."

Rated a three-star prospect ranked the No.60 quarterback in the country by Fox Sports Next, White has been in constant contact with wide receivers coach Chris Beatty and Ludwig, saying his relationship with both couldn't be better.

"My relationship with Coach Beatty is very good," White said. "Beatty is my area coach and I love him. He's a really good guy, we talk a lot and we have a really good relationship. He just tells me how much they like me as a person and as a player. He's getting to know me on a personal level (and) we just kind of talk about really whatever we want. Beatty more so talks to me about the campus and about Wisconsin then Ludwig does.

"Coach Ludwig and I talk a lot and when we do talk it's about football. I like him a lot. He tells me that he thinks I'm a really good player and what I can bring to the table but he also tells me what I need to work on as a quarterback."

While White has yet to meet head coach Gary Andersen, he said that's one of things he's most anxious about doing when he visits.

"I can't wait to meet Coach Andersen on my visit," White said. "From what Beatty and Ludwig have told me about him, he just seems like a really good guy. I'm just looking forward to getting to know him."

White was originally planning on camping at Wisconsin this summer but Ludwig said that wasn't necessary after he had a chance to watch him practice in the spring. With the opening in his schedule, White was able to participate in the Elite 11 tryout in Columbus, Ohio, earning a spot in the finals in Oregon that begin on June 28.

"It's very exciting to be invited and to know that I can get better as a quarterback," White said. "It's a week of really intense stuff and I'm going to absorb as much knowledge as I can while I'm there. I can't wait to compete and learn from Coach Trent Dilfer, all the other coaching staff members and the other players in the camp. I'm looking forward to building relationships with the other quarterbacks because these are guys I could be competing against sometime in college."

After a coaching shakeup at Chaminade High School, White transferred after he completed 183 of 264 passes for 3,431 yards passing, 40 touchdowns, and six interceptions. Those numbers prompted 17 schools to offer, and White says Cincinnati, South Florida, Wake Forest and West Virginia are the ones sticking out to him.

Despite not holding an offer from the Badgers, White is optimistic one will come his way.

"Coach Ludwig has told me multiple times that I'm at the top of their board when it comes to the quarterback position," White said. "I feel like one of the reasons why I don't have an offer yet is because they want to get to know me personally and the best way to get to know a person is in person. Everyone knows how critical the quarterback position is. It's not just about mechanics. They want to know me better at a personal level, what makes me tick and if they think I'm capable of leading their program."

If Wisconsin does extend a scholarship offer, the Badgers would jump high on his list.

"I'd be extremely excited and I probably would think it over real hard if they did offer me (because) it would be a great place to play," White said. "They have great coaches, great academics and I love the campus. Wisconsin's already one of my top schools without an offer but they could become my top school or in my top two with an offer."

Hoping to also visit Auburn, Cincinnati, Harvard, South Carolina, South Florida and Yale during the next month before making a summer decision, White will continue mastering his new playbook and adjusting to his new teammates.

"The transfer went well," said White. "I'm still getting my chemistry and timing down with my receivers and trying to get better as a whole. We're talking about how we can attack certain defense this coming year. We had a great spring and I can't wait for the fall and the games to get going again."


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