White previews his upcoming official visit to Florida

The June 4th weekend is setting up to be a huge weekend for the Florida Gators as several top 100 prospects plan to be in town for official visits that weekend.

Defensive end Enai White (6-5, 230, Philadelphia, PA. Imhotep Institute) is one of those who will be in town and he says the Gators are talking to him a lot.

“They’re recruiting me really hard,” White said of Florida. “I talk to Coach [Tim] Brewster and Coach [Dan] Mullen. They’re great guys that I built a strong relationship with me.”

Last week White named a top eight and the Gators made the cut and he says that was the case for a few reasons.

“The relationship with the coaches that I have built,” he said on why Florida made his top eight. “Plus the history they have with Philly guys being successful down there.”

White has been working out with former Gators defensive lineman Shariff Floyd as Florida hopes the defensive end will be the next Philadelphia prospect to come to Gainesville.

“That’s my big bro [Shariff Floyd] he has said its [Florida] a great place,” White said of former Philly players at Florida. “He’s a great guy who has been in my position and he’s helping me reach my full potential. I haven’t spoken to Kyle [Pitts] yet but I will.”

The coaching staff has had a consistent message for White about why he’s needed in Gainesville and where he will play.

“I will play the rush outside linebacker and I will move around some,” he said on the message from the coaches. “He [Mullen] says how much they like what I do and how I can come in and make an impact.”

Outside of visiting Florida on June 4th, White has several other visits set up including some unofficial visits.

“Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Ohio State are officials,” White said. “I’m taking unofficial visits to Texas A&M, Miami, and Clemson.”

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.