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The nation's No. 39 ranked prospect: '[Visit] Moved Florida up a lot'

June 6, 2021
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On Friday, Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep Institute four-star athlete Enai White‍ arrived for his first-ever visit to Florida with UF being a bit of an unknown to him. By the time he left on Sunday afternoon the Gators had made a positive impression on the No. 39 rated prospect in the nation according to the 247 Sports Composite.

"This weekend's been real,” replied White when asked about his visit. “I got to meet with some players. I really like the leadership here. We talked a lot about if I came here how they would help me and stuff, so it's been a good weekend overall."

According to White, the weekend went well enough to vault UF up his leaderboard.

“It actually moved Florida up a lot,” White said of the result of his spending the weekend in Gainesville. “For me coming down here and actually seeing it, the vibes down here was just like, just it felt real good. So, me coming down here was definitely a plus.”

While he wouldn't bite when asked about a leaderboard, he did reply, “This did move Florida up on my list.”

Two of the reasons Florida is on his list to begin with was the success enjoyed by two former Philadelphia area prospects – his trainer Sharrif Floyd and Kyle Pitts.

He has been working out with Floyd back home, but on Saturday Pitts made his presence felt in a different way.

What did it mean to White for Pitts to tweet at him?

“I mean, for Kyle Pitts to say that, it's just, I mean, that's heavy, that's heavy, that's heavy,” replied White, trying to find the words. “From him being from Philly and making it, and throwing the stuff out and me seeing it, it just means a lot. It's definitely something I want to follow. I want to follow in his footsteps, but still, be my own person.”

With his size combination of size potential and athleticism White said that Florida sees him as playing rush end – or Buck – rushing the quarterback 80-percent of the time, and then dropping into coverage.

It was the coach's presentation of how he would be utilized that stood out to him the most.

“The highlight of my weekend was probably in the film-room learning, seeing how I would be played, seeing the people before me and what they did and what I would be capable of doing while I'm here.”

Though he is being projected to play defense, it is his relationship with a coach on the other side of the ball that sticks out.

“Me and Coach [Tim] Brewster, we're real tight,” said White. “That's my guy. I'm tight with all the coaches. I'm tight with Coach [Dan] Mullen, Coach [Todd] Grantham, we're all close.”

Now that he has his first official visit out of the way, up next for White are official visits to Georgia (6/11), Alabama (6/18) and Ohio State (6/23), and then Texas A&M unofficially on Tuesday and an attempt to make it out to Oregon.

After that, he could make his decision.

“Maybe before the season,” replied White when asked about a commitment timeline. “I don't really have a stamped date on it. I really just want it to come natural.”

The nation's No. 39 ranked prospect: '[Visit] Moved Florida up a lot'

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