September 20, 2009
White on his way back from Iowa
Florida running back James C. White is on his way back home to Fort Lauderdale today after making an official visit to Iowa City over the weekend. The 5-foot-10, 196-pound White, who plays for high school powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas, enjoyed his two-day stay in the Hawkeye State.
White's hosts on the official visit were wide receiver Keenan Davis and cornerback Jordan Bernstine. On Saturday, the three-star prospect watched the Hawkeyes improve to 3-0 on the season with a 27-17 victory over Arizona in Kinnick Stadium.
During his time on campus, White had several chances to sit down and talk with the Iowa coaching staff, including head coach Kirk Ferentz and running backs coach Lester Erb. With one running back commit already on the board in Marcus Coker, the Hawkeyes are looking for one more to complement him in this recruiting class.
Currently, White plans to stick with his original plan of taking all five official visits before deciding. The trip to Iowa was his second after touring Wisconsin earlier this month and next up is likely N.C. State on November 27. Along with those three schools, he also holds scholarship offers from Clemson, Michigan State, Purdue, South Florida, Boston College, and a number of others.
As a junior, White finished with 127 carries for 933 yards and 18 touchdowns during St. Thomas Aquinas' undefeated state championship season. This year, he has 86 yards and a touchdown through their first two games, both easy wins for the Raiders, who many consider the No. 1 high school in the nation.
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