Elite 11 MVP Sean White to Visit Auburn, but Would QB be Good Fit for Tigers?

Andrew Kulha@@AKonSportsSenior Analyst IIIJuly 10, 2013

June 30, 2013; Beaverton, OR, USA; Sean White of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, passes the ball during the morning session of the Elite 11 at Nike World Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports
Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Sean White is only a 3-star pro-style quarterback, according to the 247Sports composite rankings, but he performed well enough at the Elite 11 camp to earn MVP honors. 

The MVP is planning on visiting Auburn this Thursday, according to a report from Justin Hokanson of AuburnSports.com:

"I've been talking to Coach Rhett Lashlee for a few weeks, he started talking to me before I went out to the West Coast. We talk almost daily -- he seems like a cool guy and a guy I'd like to play for. I'm going to visit Thursday and I'm going to throw for him and show him what I have to offer," White said.

Hokanson also reports White's thoughts on what's sure to be a new-look offense under head coach Gus Malzahn:

"It works," said White. "He puts up points and that's something I like to do is score points. A good quarterback can run any offense, so if it's Malzahn's offense, a pro-style offense, I can go in and learn an offense and be successful and win games."

White has not received an offer from Auburn yet, but the Tigers would be smart if they extended one to the increasingly popular quarterback.

The need isn't dire for Auburn, with 4-star pro-style quarterback Jeremy Johnson and 3-star JUCO athlete Nick Marshall both enrolled for this season, but a good program can never have too many ready and able quarterbacks.

Marshall is going to be a junior, and what if Johnson doesn't live up to his expectations? Having a quarterback with the potential to lead Malzahn's offense on the depth chart is a must, so a recruit like White shouldn't be overlooked.

He may only be a 3-star prospect, but he was praised for his accuracy by Trent Dilfer, per Tom VanHaaren of ESPN.com:

"His accurate isn't just accurate. It's exact. It's an NFL type of ball. I'm stealing this from Steve Young, but he has an artistic ball. He paints a picture with his ball."

Why wouldn't Auburn want a quarterback like that on its roster?

Brandon Harris, 4-star dual-threat quarterback, is Auburn's big quarterback target, but the Tigers are competing with LSU and Ohio State for his commitment, per his 247Sports interest list. If Harris chooses either OSU or LSU, that would make the pursuit of White that much more important.

Auburn passed the ball 296 times, completing 194, for 3,002 yards during 2010's championship run (cfbstats.com), and that's when Malzahn was calling the shots on offense. White's stock is rising, and imagine what Malzahn could do with a quarterback with his kind of accuracy and poise.

He may not have Cam Newton's athleticism, but an accurate quarterback doesn't need elite agility to make an offense work. 

White would be a good fit for Auburn. Why not make an offer?


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