Georgia cornerback is 3rd lost commitment for USF
For the third time in a month, USF football has lost a commitment from its 2012 recruiting class, as D.J. White, a cornerback from McDonough, Ga., who committed to the Bulls in April, confirmed Thursday night that he has told USF coaches he no longer intends to sign with them.
"It was just looking at it from a new perspective," said White, who will now choose between Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt, with an official visit to Atlanta on Friday and an unofficial trip to Nashville next weekend.
White's decision to re-open his recruitment was first reported by Bulls247.com. Rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals and Scout, he said he made his decision in the past week and told USF assistant Steve Shankweiler, who had recruited him, on Thursday. He said Shankweiler was "very disappointed" and had lobbied for him to still take an official visit to USF, but White declined. He said USF's 5-7 record this season "didn't have anything to do with" his decision, saying that other schools that had continued to recruit him "seemed to be a leg up" on the Bulls.
White is the third 2012 commitment to back out in the past month, following St. Petersburg safety Rayshawn Jenkins (now committed to Miami) and Jupiter quarterback Tyler Cameron (now headed to Wake Forest). The defensive secondary is a key position for the Bulls, who are believed to have six or seven scholarships available beyond the current commitments, due to a smaller graduating senior class.