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4-star CB target commits to Hogs
Four-star prospect Noreel White.
Arkansas received the verbal commitment of consensus 4-star prospect Noreel White on Monday after his second unofficial visit to Fayetteville over the weekend.
White, 6-1, 170 pounds, of Ocean Springs (Miss.) St. Martin, picked the Razorbacks over Ole Miss, LSU, Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and other schools. He is being recruited to play cornerback and could also get touches at receiver.
He said the environment at Arkansas set it apart.
“It was like a different experience to me,” White said. “It spoke volumes to me. The other colleges, I never met the whole coaching staff like the interns. I met the whole intern staff, I met all the (graduate assistants), the assistant coaches, the head coach. I met every person on the Arkansas staff.”
White also visited Fayetteville on Jan. 28. His lead recruiter is Razorbacks co-defensive coordinator Marcus Woodson, a Moss Point, Miss., native.
“He grew up from the same place I grew up,” White said. “We kind of connect already. It wasn’t hard to talk to him because it was like we already knew each other.”
He plans to graduate in December and enroll at Arkansas in January.
White is the third commitment in the Razorbacks' 2024 class and the second visitor from last weekend to do so. Defensive lineman Dion Stutts pledged to Arkansas on Saturday.
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