Auburn got a commitment from Elite 11 MVP Sean White (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. University School of Nova South) Tuesday who is one of the biggest risers after the camp was held earlier this month.
I have just committed to Auburn University! WAR EAGLE!!!!!
— Sean White (@SeanWhite_12) July 16, 2013
The 6-2, 205-pound signal-caller went from a three-star recruit with only around 10 FBS programs extending offers, but after White dominated the Elite 11 camp outperforming a number of five and four-star recruits he burst onto the scene. Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee is held in high regard by White who has said he loves his new coach.
White did not have an offer from the Tigers prior to his eye-popping performance at the camp that had camp coach Trent Dilfer in amazement at how the ball comes out of his right hand.
Dilfer tells Jeremy Crabtree:
“His accurate isn’t just accurate. It’s exact. It’s an NFL type of ball. I’m stealing this from Steve Young, but he has an artistic ball. He paints a picture with his ball. He just doesn’t throw a hinge. He throws the receiver open with the hinge. He just doesn’t throw a skinny post. He sends a message with his skinny post.”
White visited Auburn July 11 and hoped to earn an offer before leaving for home. While it didn’t come that day it came this morning after he was offered by head coach Gus Malzahn, and he quickly pulled the trigger.
White tells Keith Niebuhr, “I’ve been to a lot of schools, but this is the best place I’ve been to,” White said. “Everything from the campus to the facilities to the family atmosphere. I think the offense fits me and the coaches are cool. I’ll have the opportunity to win with Coach Malzahn for a long time.”
Auburn picked up one of the hidden gems in this year’s class, and he will only continue to get better under the tutelage of Lashlee, who is one of the up and coming coaches in the country.
The Tigers are also in the running for dual-threat quarterback Brandon Harris (Bossier City, LA. Parkway) who will commit on Thursday with LSU believed to be the pick. However, the decision of White will not impact Harris who has said on numerous occasions he isn’t intimidated by competition.
Junior year statistics varied from one website to the other, but according to his highlight reel, White passed for 2,921 yards on 70.7% passing and 35 touchdowns.