3-Star DT Antoine White Commits to Penn State
In the latest chapter of “Bill O’Brien does work,” 3-star defensive tackle Antoine White from Millville, New Jersey has verbally committed to Penn State. White becomes Penn State’s 13th commitment for the 2014 class.
Officially committed to the University of PennState !! #WeAre
— Antoine White (@antoinewhite53) July 1, 2013
White picked the “University of Penn State” over a dozen other D-1 teams including Pitt, Michigan State, Maryland, Temple, and Georgia Tech. The 6’3″ 267 lb. defensive tackle was recruited by Larry Johnson and Ron Vanderlinden and visited Penn State this weekend.
“I just didn’t feel that anywhere else could offer me the bundle that Penn State can, and it’s only four hours away,” White told recruiting website Lions247. “The football atmosphere, the academics, my major Criminal Justice, a defensive line coach with the background of Coach J, a coaching staff that I felt comfortable with and the chance to come in there and contribute on the team early on.”
White told Lions247 that the recent visit sealed the deal:
“When I got to sit down to Coach Johnson for about an hour, I would say at that moment with Coach Johnson I knew I wanted to be there. The only thing stopping me, I would say, was that it wouldn’t be fair to my parents that I wouldn’t talk to them about it before I did it. As I was talking to Coach Johnson, I was just feeding off of that. He’s the type of coach who talks and you just want him to keep giving you more. You never get bored of what he has to say. I told my parents when I got into the car, ‘Mom, I want to go here.’ This is where I want to continue my career and this is where I want to be for the next four years. They felt the exact same way, they just wanted to hear it out of my mouth.”
White finished the 2012 season with 80 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 6 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries. You can check out his highlight tapes here.
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