Wide Receiver, Class of 2024
King George, King George, VA
In some ways, King George (Va.) 2024 wide receiver Mekhai White can’t keep up. He knows he has 47 scholarship offers, even if he doesn’t know all the details.
White, Rivals.com’s No. 7 player in Virginia for the 2024 class, certainly has his pick of options, and he’s seen a few of those this fall. But White also isn’t rushing any decision, even as he continues to listen to as many of his suitors as possible.
“I’m getting closer and closer to a top schools list,” he said. “I want to drop one maybe on Christmas and commit the summer before my senior year. I have a couple of schools that for sure will be in the list like Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Penn State, Jackson State, and a few others.”
White saw the Hokies in September for their win over Boston College. That visit, as well as the line of communication he’s kept with them, have certainly kept his interest.
“It’s a great culture there,” White said. “Coach Pry is building something special, back up where it used to be back in the day. The atmosphere is crazy, with ‘Enter Sandman.’ It’s the best college entrance in my opinion.”
It’s been a collection of coaches leading the recruiting effort for Virginia Tech, including assistant coach Fontel Mines. White said he likes the connection he’s made.
“It’s an in-state school, on the way back up,” White said. “They have good education. They’re great, really cool coaches. I can tell they’re really passionate about the game of football. They love their players and just have a love for the game.”
Most recently, White spent Oct. 22 at Penn State for its whiteout game. The Nittany Lions, though, have especially impressed in one aspect.
“Man, it was a great atmosphere,” White said of his State College visit. “It was a great experience, the best atmosphere I’ve ever been in for a college game. That’s a good school. They really develop their players, develop them to the NFL. That’s a school that puts players in the NFL.”
“Tennessee is definitely my top school right now,” White said. “They really set the bar high with the coaches. Just everything is great. The offense is very explosive, up-tempo, gets the ball out to the receivers. I really like that.”
White will watch Tennessee play again this weekend, when he travels to Georgia, another school he’s liked so far.
“Georgia had been my dream school for a while,” he said. “I love the school, the people there. It’s a big game, two great teams, so I want to see that. It’s two of my top schools. The way Georgia runs the program is just different. It’s all about business, and...
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