Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre and the Buffs' recruiting staff led by Troy Walters reeled in another in-state product. Safety Evan White of Cherokee Trail High School in Aurora has verbally committed to play for the Buffs.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound White is rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals and unranked by Scout. He has a listed 40 time of 4.54 (Rivals). Rivals ranks White as the sixth top prospect in Colorado for the 2014 recruiting class.
The Cherokee Trail safety is the second in-state recruit for the Buffs' 2014 class, joining Silver Creek offensive lineman Isaac Miller. White is the eighth overall commitment CU has received for 2014 and he chose the Buffs over offers from Colorado State and New Mexico State.
As a junior, White racked up 80 total tackles (46 solo) and seven interceptions according to Maxpreps.com. He was named to the Denver Post's 5A All-State defense after the Cougars went 12-2 in 2012.
"'I've been to a bunch of camps since the end of my sophomore year trying to get a feel for all these colleges, and CU came out to be the strongest in my opinion," White told the Aurora Sentinel. "All the coaches at CU gave me a whole lot of love, my family is out here and my cousin (J.J. Billingsley) went there. My family is really excited, they wanted me to stay here."
White also took to Twitter on Sunday to announce his commitment.
It's been a fun and long recruiting process but I've came to a decision and I'm committing to the University of Colorado!! #GoBuffs— Evan White (@Ev_White1) July 7, 2013