The way Darius White tells it, the only thing separating him and a scholarship offer from Missouri is a time. Well, time and a transcript.
The Tigers have been recruiting the Itawamba (Miss.) Community College cornerback for a while now. The coaching staff is in contact frequently and there are conversations being held. According to White, something is going to give. And it's going to give soon.
"I talk to the coaches," White said on Friday. "They just want to see how I'm looking this season and see my grades to see if I can graduate in December. Then, they're going to offer me."
For now, his lone BCS-level offer is from Texas Tech, a school White admittedly knows nothing about. He hopes to change that, of course. For now, though, Lubbock and the football program it houses is the great unknown.
Then, mystery is kind of the current theme in his recruitment at this point. White says he's pretty much in the dark.
'Texas Tech calls my coaches a lot," he said. "I don't know much about them. I'm just waiting to go down and visit to find out. To be honest, I really don't know anything about any of the schools that I talk to except for Louisiana-Lafayette. My brother plays for them."
As of now, White plans to visit Missouri, Texas Tech, South Alabama, Louisiana-Lafayette and Utah State. Nothing is set in stone on that front, as he is still waiting for the Tigers' offer before finalizing his schedule.
A commitment timetable, on the other hand, is more developed. White doesn't have a particular date in mind just yet, but he's getting there. He may not know exactly which school will help him cross it, but the finish line is being set up now.
"I might commit toward the end of the season or maybe do it on my birthday, Dec. 12," White said.
The 6-foot-1 White, who says he will have no problem graduating from Itawamba in December, holds a total of five scholarship offers. He says he has no favorites in the process.