After decommiting from Virginia Tech, McNamara DB Ashton White eyes visits to Ohio State, Kentucky

Ashton White, one of the area’s most talented defensive backs in the class of 2015, continued his busy offseason by taking a Maryland football scrimmage Friday at North Point.

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His visit with the Terps comes just two weeks after White de-committed from Virginia Tech, which was the second major move White made in the past three months. In January, he transferred from Friendship Collegiate to Bishop McNamara, where he played his freshman and sophomore seasons.

White, who had initially committed to Virginia Tech in December, said that the Hokies remain on his shortlist. He is also considering Maryland, Ohio State, Kentucky and Penn State, which he visited last weekend. He plans to visit Ohio State and Kentucky next month, he said.

“I still felt like I had a lot of time, and I felt like I just wanted to open it up…I still love VT. They’re still definitely contenders but I just wanted to make sure I was 100 percent,” White said. “

The 6-foot, 180-pound White established himself as one of the top cornerback recruits last spring, and he teamed with teammates Jalen Tabor and DaeJuan Funderburk to form one of the city’s best defensive backfields this past fall. He decided to transfer back to McNamara to focus on the school’s strong academics, he said.

White should give McNamara an immediate boost on both sides of the ball next season, and he has been working with the team’s winter workout program the past several months, and he plans on taking part of several camps in April. That includes the Nike Football Training Camp and the Rival Camp Series, both of which will be held in the area.

As for White’s college decision, he said that he is approaching it as “business.” He pulled out of his commitment in order to see more schools, he said – and although he wishes to make his decision before the start of next season, he will be more patient before making his selection this time around.

“It’s a cool thing. It’s pretty fun, but I’m taking it pretty serious…it’s all about my future,” White said. “I just need to make sure I make the right decision.”

More highlights of White can be found here.

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Roman Stubbs covers the University of Maryland athletics for The Washington Post.
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