Sean White, the Elite 11 MVP, has decided to commit to Auburn. White may only be a 3-star pro-style quarterback, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, but as he proved at the nation's top quarterback recruit competition, he has star potential.
Bryan Matthews of AuburnUndercover.com reported the commitment via Twitter:
White is the No. 24 pro-style quarterback, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, but it is worth noting that the 247Sports noncomposite rankings consider him a 4-star.
Either way, he's one of the most hyped recruits in the nation.
Here are White's thoughts on the commitment, per Justin Hokanson of AuburnSports.com:
I talked to Coach Malzahn this morning. I knew when I visited I knew Auburn was the best place I visited and the best fit for me. i puled the trigger and committed.
I told him I wanted to play for him the next four years and I committed to Auburn University. He was very excited and super fired up and told me how pumped he was and he can't wait to get me on campus. He was fired up.
Landing White is a big win for Auburn. White told Hokanson his commitment is firm.
I'm committed to Auburn, that's where I'm going to school. I know I'm blowing up and getting other offers, but Auburn is the place I want to go. It doesn't matter who else offers, Auburn is the best place in the country.
At the Elite 11, White was praised the most for his pinpoint accuracy. That he came away as MVP over the likes of 5-star Kyle Allen, 4-star Will Grier, 4-star Jacob Park and 4-star Deshaun Watson, among others, is a testament to his confidence and skill.
In fact, here's what Elite 11 expert and former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer had to say about White, according to a report from Tom VanHaaren of ESPN.com: "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."
Saying a college recruit has an NFL skill set is normally just a way to exaggerate and create hype, but now White will have the chance to live up to the hype at one of the nation's most notable college football schools.