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SIGNED: LB Drew White

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Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas inside linebacker Drew White submitted his National Letter of Intent to Notre Dame on Wednesday.

Rivals lists the 6-1, 190-pounder as a three-star prospect.

• As a senior, led St. Thomas Aquinas in tackles with 107, including 63 solo stops and two for a loss.
• Recorded 59 total tackles and 12.5 tackles for a loss as a junior.
• For his career, compiled 177 total tackles, 116 solo stops and 18.5 tackles for a loss.
In a game last fall against Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, the USA Today’s No. 1 team in the country, recorded 14 tackles (11 solo).

• Named to The Sun-Sentinel’s All-Broward County first team.
• Selected to USA Today’s All-USA Florida first team.
• Tabbed as a first-team All-Broward County performer by The Miami Herald.
• Picked to the Associated Press 7A All-State second team.

• Gave his verbal commitment to Notre Dame on March 21, 2016, two days after being offered.
• Also received offers from LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Arkansas and Wisconsin among others.
• Took his official visit to campus after the season Jan. 20.
• Primarily recruited by defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator Mike Elston.

• Born Sept. 15, 1998.
• St. Thomas Aquinas was a three-time Florida Class 7A state champion. In 2016, St. Thomas Aquinas was 13-2 and finished at No. 9 in the USA Today national rankings.
• His brother Sean White is a redshirt junior quarterback at Auburn University.
• Is the fourth St. Thomas Aquinas player to sign with Notre Dame since 2006.

2017 Projection
• Notre Dame is loaded at linebacker, which means White will likely preserve a season of eligibility.

BGI football analyst Bryan Driskell: “White lacks ideal size, but his instincts are elite. He makes extremely quick reads and constantly beats blockers to the point of attack. The most underrated part of his game is his athleticism. He covers a lot of ground and changes direction with ease.

“White’s athleticism and instincts will serve him well in new defensive coordinator Mike Elko’s run stunts and blitzes. His range and coverage skills make him a good fit for the Buck position. If he can develop the necessary strength, and if he can fill out his frame, he will outperform his recruiting rankings.”



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