Adrian White taking his time

Adrian White taking his time

The Texas Longhorns dipped into DeSoto on February 8 picking up a commitment from TE/WR Darius Terrell. Now, the Longhorns are hoping to gain a commitment from another DeSoto Eagle in corner Adrian White. Burnt Orange Beat spoke with White to discuss his future and his timeline.

The DeSoto Eagles are one of the more talented teams in the state of Texas featuring as many as nine Football Bowl Subdivision prospects in the sophomore and junior classes.

Of all of the prospects that will be nationally recruited, corner back Adrian White has the most impressive offer list from the likes of Texas, Florida, Tennessee, LSU, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and TCU, among many others.

The 5-10.5, 170-pound speedster that plays the game with a physicality not seen often for his size, says he has a top four and likes the scheme and aggressiveness of each defense.

"I don't have any more junior day visits planned," White said. "I think I'll be going to a couple of camps this summer. It will be for camps and unofficial visits. Right now, I'm looking at Florida, Texas, Tennessee and LSU. Those are the main ones. Texas is the only school in my top four that I've been to so far," White explained.

White added, "With Florida, I like the way their defense plays. They are aggressive and play the ball. Texas has that home atmosphere. They have a good little scheme too. Tennessee, they are going to have a good defense. They will run what the Buccaneers ran. I like the swagger the LSU defense plays with. I like the way they play. Everyone blitzes and they are a little risky. I like that."

White, who is being recruited at corner by every program, is looking at a number of things when he makes trips to universities.

"Man, I'm considering a lot of things. The atmosphere and location are important. How the coaches are to be around. The players and how are the academics. I'm thinking about majoring in communications," White said.

With more and more prospects committing in February, March and April in Texas on a yearly basis, it's only natural to wonder when one of the state's best will pull the trigger. As of today, White is leaning to the summer.

"Really, I'm just going to look around. I want to check out the depth charts and see some places. I think I'll make a decision in the summer before my senior year," White said.

White is a key cog on a DeSoto team that will be state ranked in 2009. The Eagles feature Terrell, offensive tackle Evan Washington, inside linebacker Zachary Orr (son of Longhorn Terry Orr), defensive tackle Brandon Forge, running back Marcus Murphy, 2011 offensive tackle Marcus Hutchins, 2011 QB/ath Ryan Polite and 2011 RB/ath Antoine Jimmerson, among others.

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