Sam White had picked up scholarship offers from Georgetown, Morehead State, Eastern Kentucky and a preferred walk-on offer from Murray State, but White decided to go with another preferred walk-on spot.
"I fell in love with the town and the people the moment I stepped foot on campus (at Western)," said White. "They offered me as a preferred walk-on, but they offer two walk-ons (scholarships) every year and I really want to compete for one of those scholarships," he said.
White was sold on Coach Willie Taggert's program and the surroundings at the Hilltopper campus.
"There is a positive atmosphere at WKU and I think it's where I will have the greatest chance to succeed. I love how coach Taggert has come into Western Kentucky and gave the program its first win in two years. I think he has the program headed in the right direction," White continued.
White has the size and the strength to play on either side of the ball and Sam will have an opportunity to seize one of those roles.
"I most likely will play offensive guard or maybe a little defensive tackle. I am kind of hoping I can play defense, but I am willing to play where ever they need me," he continued.
So what will White bring to the table at Western Kentucky?
"Over the years I don't think the team has had a young guy who brings energy and excitement to the team. So I am kind of hoping my love and passion for the game can spread throughout the team and every practice and game. We can play with intensity and passion every play," said White.