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2012 DB has offers, favorites

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Elijah White recently experienced a major change in his life.
After having spent all of his high school career living in a suburb of Phoenix, Az., White and his family relocated to Arkansas, the state in which he previously lived.
"We were gone four years," White said. "I love [Arkansas]."
White also loves the attention he is getting from college football programs. And while it may be early in the process, the 2012 cornerback who now calls Conway, Ark., home, already has his favorites.
Two of them, in fact.
"LSU and Oregon," White said at this week's Under Armour combine in Lake Buena Vista. "I like them a lot."
LSU was a childhood favorite. Oregon is a program he enjoys watching. But despite that admiration, White admittedly is in no rush to make a commitment. And it's easy to understand why. The offers are only just starting to come in, and he's expecting many more to arrive in the near future.
According to White, Arizona, Arkansas, LSU and Oregon have extended offers to the 5-foot-9, 176-pounder. Arizona State and Southern California are showing strong interest and he expects both to soon follow. Additionally, Auburn and Vanderbilt have been in contact with White, who claims to have a 3.0 GPA and took the ACT a few weeks ago (he has yet to receive the score back)
"It's very exciting right now," White said.
Regarding Sunday's combine, White gave an assessment of how he performed against stiff competition.
"I did some good things," White said. "It's an All-American combine. You're going against the best, so it shows you some things you need to work on. I think I held my own."
On the plus side, White was pleased with his end zone defense and jamming of opposing receivers at the line of scrimmage. But, he also came away from the event knowing he needs to improve a few things.
"Turning and flipping my hips," White said. "You can always do a lot better at that."
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