Top 2024 Defensive Back TyShun White Visits Virginia Tech

TyShun White
Defensive Back, Class of 2024
Buford, Buford, GA
5-11, 187

Right now, Buford (Ga.) 2024 four-star safety TyShun White claims 40 scholarship offers. In one month, he’ll have a better idea which of those legitimately want him and will remain contenders.
Sept. 1 marks the first day college coaches can have contact with members of the 2024 class. For White, that’s when his recruitment will gain a bit more clarity.

“I’m going to say it’s kind of early right now,” White said. “After (Sept. 1), I’ll start narrowing schools for sure. I should drop a top 10 on Sept 23. That’s when I can see which coaches talk to me.”
That doesn’t mean White is only waiting on that date. On Saturday, he made his first visit to Virginia Tech for the Hokies’ prospect camp. The trip gave White a better idea of not only the football program, but the school.

“I was supposed to go Friday for the cookout, but we had practice,” he said. “I came up Saturday, which was a camp for players. I didn’t do the camp, but I saw the school. I walked around, met all the coaches, sat down with the staff, talked about how they’d use me. I met people in academics, then sat down with Coach (Brent) Pry towards the end of camp.”

Virginia Tech also offered White a scholarship during the visit. Even before then, he’d steadily been communicating with assistant coaches Pierson Prioleau and Derek Jones.

“Coach Prioleau, he’s been really heavy on me, then Coach Cheetah (Jones),” White said. “He spoke to my dad like the whole time. They’ve got a good relationship. Virginia Tech was really feeling like family when I was there. They’re telling me not just about football, but how the students walk around, how the players go on to stuff after that, how the players are.”

Overall, White said he has a much better understanding overall of the Hokies, and he plans to return to Blacksburg Sept. 10 for their home-opener against Boston College.

“I love V-Tech, and my dad loves it, too,” he said. “They’re very high as of right now. It’s great, because talking to the coaches, how they speak to you, it just felt really good. It was a great visit.”
Earlier this summer, White said he also visited Tennessee, which he also saw in April. The Volunteers also stood out for a few reasons, namely their coaches.

“Coach T (Tim Banks) and Coach (Willie) Martinez, they’ve put Tennessee back on the map,” White said. “I’ve been there twice, one time for a visit and the other for a camp. The second time, I didn’t really visit the school, it was just seeing campus. The first time was great, meeting the coaches and learning about the school. It’s SEC football, too, so that’s good. Coach Martinez, he said I could play my freshman year, which was big, too.”

White said he plans to attend Tennessee’s game against Alabama in October at Neyland Stadium, but he also hopes to see the Crimson Tide host a game, too.

“Man, its Bama,” White said. “Bama’s just Bama. I talk to Coach T-Rob (Tavaris Robinson) all the time, and Coach Saban. He coaches the DBs. I went up there for practice, and when Coach Saban coaches DBs in individual drills, he’s the coach in that drill. That’s great to learn from one of the greatest. But T-Rob, I’ve just got such a good relationship with him.”

The other planned game White said he has is Oct. 22 for Penn State’s white out game against Minnesota. The Nittany Lions have remained in the picture since they offered a scholarship in December.

“Really, it’s the safeties coach, Coach (Anthony) Poindexter,” White said. “I like the safety line they’ve got there, how they get people in the league. I always liked Penn State growing up, too. Then the white out game is special, so I’ve got to get there for that. I saw a video and stuff.”

In addition to Virginia Tech, Penn State and Alabama, White said he wants to get to Tennessee and South Carolina for games this fall. He’s also mindful of a few specific characteristics as he continues to look through all of his current recruiting options.

“The main thing I look for are the coaches, the family atmosphere, the culture,” White said. “I come from Buford, so culture is really good. I want to go to a college that, it’s not the same, but the same standards will still be there.”

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