February 7, 2010

Signee Update: DeAndrew White

DeAndrew White
Position: Wide Receiver
Rivals.com Position Ranking: 7th-ranked wide receiver.
Commitment Date: 10/12/2009.
Recruited By: Bo Davis.

Current Height and Weight?: "I'm still at about 6 feet, 170 pounds."

On his future jersey number: "I'd like to wear No. 1."

On when he knew Alabama was the right choice for him: "I knew Alabama was the right place for me because when I visited, I didn't want to leave. I always knew I was looking for a place that felt like home and when I had that feeling on my visit, I knew I had found the place I was looking for."

On the other members of the 2010 Crimson Tide recruiting class: "I've gotten to know almost all the guys in the class and they are all really cool guys and great competitors. I'm looking forward to playing alongside them and against them in practice everyday."

On watching the Crimson Tide win the BCS National Championship: "By the time I committed to Alabama, I already knew they had a great chance at playing for the national championship but watching it all unfold was amazing. I felt honored and proud just to be associated with Alabama football. My first thought after they won the title was that it's going to be our job as the 2010 class to help these guys do it again."

On how important his mother's opinion was in making his final college decision: "My family is really important to me so my mom really had to be okay with the place I decided to go to school. The first time my mom talked to Coach Saban, I'm pretty sure she was convinced Alabama was right for me."

On what Tide coaches have told White about his potential role in the Tide offense: "One thing the coaches always told me they liked about me was my speed and my quickness. They really felt like my speed really separated me from a lot of other guys. They also talked a lot about my ability to make big plays and that big play ability is something they are really after in all the wide receivers they recruit."

On when he plans to enroll at Alabama: "I'll be enrolling at the start of June. My grades and test scores are all in order so I'll be there for sure."

On his goals for his freshman season in Tuscaloosa: "I want to focus on getting good grades first and foremost and on the team, I really think my goal is to become a bigger and bigger part of the team as I go along and as I learn and develop. Hopefully I can eventually become a leader and a big time playmaker for this team and if I work hard enough maybe even get to play at the next level. Those are the goals I'm working towards."

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