May 11, 2012

White Jr. gets visit from Wyoming

The recruiting season is heating up for St. Louis Defensive End Donnie White Jr. The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder holds four scholarship offers and spent part of yesterday with Wyoming Running Backs Coach Jason Ray.

White said the Wyoming coaches have told him he would be a good fit in Laramie as the coaches are making an effort to transplant more players from the Show-Me State to the Cowboy State. White also said a visit to Laramie is a possibility.

"(Ray) played wide receiver at Mizzou," White said. "He said they are trying to get more Missouri guys there and that they are short on D-ends. I'd have a chance to get in there... I was not expecting their offer until the coach called me one day. They knew I could play and they didn't need to see me in-person. Most schools want me to camp or want to see me play in-person. Wyoming didn't and I like that about them. They didn't hold out and beat around the bush."

Last season White collected 25 tackles, nine tackles for a loss and six sacks. He said coaches are telling him they like his aggressiveness off the ball as well as his versatility.

"Most coaches see me as a hybrid player coming off the edge real fast as a D-end or play on the ground in the three-point stance," said White. "Other coaches are looking at me as a 3-4 defensive end."

White's offer list includes Wyoming, Arkansas, Boston College and Western Kentucky, but the recruiting activity is just picking up for White. The DeSmet defender said he has visited Kansas State, Arkansas, Western Kentucky and Tulsa. He said the Golden Hurricane coaches have asked him for his ACT score in order to extend an offer. He also has plans for Arizona State to visit on May 21 and plans to camp at both Cincinnati and Nebraska.

"It is a wide variety," White said of the schools recruiting him. "I have a lot of choices at this point."

White said he enjoyed his time at Western Kentucky and liked the size of their campus, in addition to their coaching staff's straight forward approach. The fact Arkansas offered White his first scholarship has endeared the Razorbacks to him and White mentioned an admiration for the academics at Boston College. Despite enjoying something different about each of his college choices, two schools are standing out for him presently.

"I really don't have many favorites, but I would probably say Arizona State and Boston College are my favorites," White said. "I think at this point it is very wide open. You never know what is going to happen or in what situation. I guess whatever fits me best, whether I have to go to a camp or a visit, then that is fine if it means I find the best situation for me."

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