April 19, 2011
Coveted cornerback checks out Ole Miss
D.J. White had quite a busy weekend.
The 6-foot, 190-pound cornerback from McDonough (Union Grove), Ga., participated in the NIKE training camp in Athens, Ga., on Friday, earning MVP honors among the defensive backs.
After a short night of sleep, White flew from Atlanta to Memphis and made the one-hour drive south to check out Ole Miss, one of several schools that have extended a scholarship offer.
"Nobody's really standing out as of right now," White said. "I'm just trying to weigh all of my options and see what happens later on in the year."
Ole Miss defensive line coach Terry Price has been the Rebels' primary recruiter of White.
"He's been in touch with my coach and they like me and they've offered me and whatnot," Price said. "I told them I'd go to see what they have to offer. I'm definitely looking at academics. I want to see what kind of program they have and athletically, I want to see who has a need for my position and what type of scheme do they run defensively."
White said he feels like his press-coverage and off-coverage skills are where he wants them to be at this point in his development.
"But as far as what things I want to work on, I want to work on pretty much every part of my game," White said. "I can't overlook any part of it."
White has offers from Ole Miss, Auburn, South Carolina, Mississippi State, Georgia Tech, South Florida and Texas Tech, among others. His offer list is important to note at this point, as White said he plans to make an early decision.
"I'm hoping to make a decision before the season starts," White said, "hopefully, sometime this summer."
White said he might attend a couple of summer camps close to his Georgia home. However, he said if he's already made a decision and announced his commitment, he won't participate in any camps.
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