May 25, 2009

White grabs first SEC offer

Dual-threat QB Ryan White is the second player from Tallahassee (FL) Lincoln High to receive an offer from South Carolina in the 2010 recruiting cycle. As the son of a former Steve Spurrier player, the versatile youngster understandably has considerable interest in the program.

"Coach (Jay) Graham called me and gave me the offer," he said. "He said they liked that I could play multiple positions and thought I would be a good fit."

Though the 6-foot, 185-pound White lines up at QB for Lincoln, the Gamecocks could see him at other positions.

"They talked to me about wide receiver and defensive back, or just anywhere," he said.
The athletic prospect would like to play quarterback at the next level but has another position in mind should things not work out behind center.

"If I don't make the transition (from high school to college) at QB," he said, "I would like to play wide receiver."

Three other schools have stepped in with offers to White, who claims a sub-4.4 forty-yard-dash.

"Arkansas, Indiana, and East Carolina have also offered me," he said. "I also have a high interest in Georgia Tech."

The Yellow Jackets have piqued White's interest for one big reason:

"They want me to play QB," he said. "They said I'm the number one guy on their board."

White, who rushed for six touchdowns as a junior, is the son of former Florida Gator safety Will White. He talked about what it would be like to play for the same
coach as his dad.

"It would be crazy," he said. "It would be like I'm following in his footsteps. Coach Spurrier is a great coach and he likes to win, and I'm down with winning."

A few summer visits could be on the horizon for the Florida athlete.

"I know I want to visit Georgia Tech and South Carolina," he told

White is in no hurry to make his committment.

"I don't have a leader right now," he said. "Everybody is even until I start taking some more visits. I'm really not even sure when I will commit but I don't want to rush anything."

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