White compared to Jason Fox

Cory White

Cory White is one of the top offensive line prospects in the state of Florida this year and the Orange Park (Fleming Island) standout took his first and only visit this past weekend. Read on for the details of that, his expectations, his thoughts on another key recruit, and much more.

"I took my official visit to Miami this past weekend," Cory White said. "it was real nice. We saw the campus, saw the city, and hung out with the players. I was with Jason Fox and Tyler Horn pretty much the whole time."

White said his favorite part about the visit was getting a chance to see Dolphins Stadium, where he'll be playing his home football games over the next few years.

"I loved the stadium," he said. "It's one of the most impressive stadiums I've seen. I can't wait to play there. I also really liked the campus. It's not too big and it's easy to get around everywhere."

White said he had a chance to spend a lot of time with offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland as well.

"I went into his office and we talked about a bunch of stuff," he said. "It wasn't even really football talk either. We talked about overall life -- family, academics, all that."

White, who took the visit with both his parents and his younger brother, also had a chance to sit down with Stoutland and go over the opportunity he'll have next season.

"Mostly all the tackles are leaving and he said there will be an opportunity for some of the freshmen to get playing time right away," he said. "That was good."

One of the biggest points of interest surrounding White lately has been his size. He talked about that.

"I'm up to 252 pounds," the 6-foot-4 tackle said. "Coach Stoutland said he's not even worried about my weight. He said my weight's good right now. He was saying how Jason Fox came in at 240-245 and now he's 300-305 and doing real well. My weight is not a concern. He likes how I'll be able to bulk up. I'm a pretty good athlete, just like Jason is, and I think it's better to be able to bulk up and keep the athleticism. You can't teach a 350-pound kid how to become athletic."

White was one of several visitors who have already committed to the Canes. One key remaining target is 4-star offensive lineman Marcus Hall. White had a chance to spend some time with Hall.

"He's a cool kid, kinda quiet," he said. "I know we really want him. We were trying to persuade him. He's a cool kid and I hope he'll come but I don't know what he's gonna do."

Prior to leaving the visit, White had a chance to spend some time with head coach Randy Shannon.

"We were just talking about life and things like that," he said. "He actually came and sat at my table at the Chart House on Saturday night. And he came to my house to talk to me and my family a couple weeks ago. I think he's a great guy and a great coach."

White's next step in the process is to sign the papers with Miami next Wednesday.

"I can't wait," he said. "I'm gonna work really hard over these next few months before it's time for me to get there. I think they have a real big future ahead with a lot of great young players and I'm excited that I'll be a part of it."

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