White Gaining Attention

Antoine White

Millville (N.J.) High class of 2014 defensive lineman Antoine White holds three offers, is looking at two junior days and is getting interest from a number of other schools. He spoke with FOXSportsNEXT about his recruitment, and his gave his thoughts on several schools.

As the winter recruiting season hits high gear, Millville (N.J.) High class of 2014 defensive tackle Antoine White is seeing his recruitment start to blossom.

The 6-foto-3, 260-pound White was offered by Rutgers in the spring, and Old Dominion and Temple moved in with offers in the last few days. Also, Penn State, West Virginia, Boston College, Maryland, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame are showing interest.

"One of the things that humbled me in this recruiting process is any college that is willing to pay for your future, you have to take them seriously," White said. "I'd love to go off to college and not have my mom stress about bills."

The opportunity will come for White, and it appears he will have plenty of choices. White made 80 tackles, including five sacks and 14 tackles for loss as a junior, but it was during his sophomore season Rutgers took notice.

Since then, White camped at Rutgers and made several unofficial visits to campus.

"Rutgers is a contender," White said. "They're making the leap to the Big Ten, which will be very good for the program. What I really like about the college more than anything is that their APR is ranked in the top 10 percentile of college football, and that is something that can really back you.

"It's a hop, skip and a jump away so my parents don't have to travel too far if I did pick that college, so it's nice."

White already has a strong relationship with defensive line coach Jim Panagos and coach Kyle Flood.

"Their whole coaching staff has the same attitude, that high-tempo, that family feeling, and they have a nice campus up there," he said. "They have nice players. They seem to like each other. It's a good feel. I like going up there."

White is also getting plenty of interest from Penn State, where he camped in June.

"It was nice to see their program is still in high spirits," White said. "They're program is ready to pick up the pieces. The camp was a very high tempo. They switch the linemen up with offensive linemen and we had some good 1-on-1 drills. I got to see their defensive line coach (Larry Johnson) and he's a legend. It was great to work with him."

White said he doesn't know much about Pittsburgh and Maryland, but that will change next month as he attends junior days at both schools.

White's latest two offers came from Temple, which is close to his South Jersey home, and Old Dominion, which visited his school Tuesday.

"I know (Temple) didn't have such a great season last year, but their recruiting classes are getting better and they're trying to build the program," White said. "It does mean something that (new coach Matt Rhule) has NFL experience and everything like that, but wherever you go, you're going to be coached. Depending how good it is will vary, but you're going to get coached everywhere.

"It's pretty impressive (what Old Dominion is doing) for a school (moving to the FBS level). I know they have a couple of players who could potentially play at the next level. They're definitely a good school. They're trying to raise their APR, which is great."

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