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    '15 MD CB Ashton White (Notre Dame Commit 7/1/14)


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    Ht:6'0"
    Wt:182 lbs

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    Decommitted from Virginia Tech over the weekend. Offers also from Maryland and Ohio State. Interest coming from Penn State and others.
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    Rivals is listing him with an ND offer.

    His school is a big customer of mine as of April.

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    http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/2014...eek-review-18/

    While Equanimeous St. Brown came to Notre Dame to see if he was interested in them, Ashton White, CB, 6-0, 185, Bishop McNamara High School, Forestville, MD attended camp in South Bend to try to impress the Irish coaching staff enough to earn a scholarship offer. White said an offer from Notre Dame would be a “game-changer.” Consider the game changed.

    “My head coach told me Coach (Scott) Booker wanted me to call him this morning, so I called him and he let me know,” White reiterated.

    “He said they were really impressed with me at camp Monday. He said, on the field, I did great. They like how I carry myself, the staff really likes me; they enjoyed talking to me and interacting with me.”

    Once the Irish did all their mandatory checking of White’s grades and standardized test scores, they made the scholarship offer official. In addition to Coach Booker, White also made a strong impression on defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks and defensive coordinator Brian Van
    Gorder with his camp performance.

    “I was just working hard,” White remembered. “I had a lot of energy. I was technically sound. I was just showing them how athletic I am and stuff like that.”

    White continued to discuss his camp performance.

    “Being able to be coached by Coach Cooks was great because I got to see how he is as a coach and he got to see how I was as a player,” White said. “He said he really like that I looked like a natural defensive back. The defensive coordinator, Coach Van Gorder, said the same thing. They said they liked the way I moved, they said I had good hips, good feet and things like that.”

    Though White came to Notre Dame’s camp with numerous BCS offers from schools like Ohio State, Boston College, Maryland and Virginia, the Irish offer was really the one he wanted.

    “An offer from Notre Dame is something I’ve been waiting for for a long time,” White shared. “A lot of people have been telling me, ‘you don’t need to camp, you already have a lot of offers;’ Notre Dame is just a dream opportunity.”

    White plans on making a decision soon, most likely within a month and that could be good news for the Irish.

    “I have Notre Dame at the top.”
    All winning teams are goal-oriented. Teams like these win consistently because everyone connected with them concentrates on specific objectives. They go about their business with blinders on; nothing will distract themfrom achieving their aims.

    - Lou Holtz, former Notre Dame football coach

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    Announcing tonight at 8:30. stay tuned....

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    Irish Sports Daily @ISDUpdate · 8s

    2015 DC CB Ashton White commits to #NotreDame

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    White Picks ND

    Author: Christian McCollum
    July 2, 2014

    Ashton White was serious when he talked about wanting to earn an offer from Notre Dame and referring to it as a potential “game-changer.” The 2015 Washington, D.C. cornerback was also serious when he told Irish Sports Daily that Notre Dame was his leader after landing that offer from the Irish on Friday.

    On Tuesday, White showed just how serious he was by publicly committing to Notre Dame.

    The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder from Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Md., is the 16th verbal commitment in Notre Dame’s 2015 recruiting class. He joins Pennsylvania running back Josh Adams, who announced his pledge on Monday, as the most recent pledges. White gives the Irish five defensive backs in the current cycle, joining safeties Prentice McKinney and Nicco Fertitta and cornerbacks Nick Coleman and Shaun Crawford.

    White chose Notre Dame out of a top five that included Maryland, Virginia, Boston College and Ohio State. He had offers from the other four before camping in South Bend last week to earn his offer from Notre Dame.

    His parents told him they would save up so he could take one trip out of the area this summer and he knew where he wanted to go.

    “I chose Notre Dame and I already knew that was the camp I wanted to do, that was the offer I wanted to earn,” he said on ISD Power Hour Monday. “My parents worked some overtime, saved their money and we got the plane tickets, so I’m grateful.

    “I said, ‘If I ever had the opportunity, just one chance to be able to prove to the coaching staff that I deserve the scholarship, I will definitely take the chance.’ It was just something I put my mind to.”

    Once that offer came in, White declared the Irish as his leader, saying it was a “dream opportunity.”

    “It was very exciting,” he said of landing the offer. “It was something I was looking forward to for a long time. I was blessed with many other offers, but growing up as a kid, I always watched Notre Dame. I was always a fan of Notre Dame.”

    White feels comfortable with his future position coach, defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks, and his recruiter, Irish assistant Scott Booker.

    “(Coach Cooks and I) had a great conversation when I was down there,” said White. “Aside from the football part, of course he coached me during the camp aspect, but on the visit itself, we had about an hour-long conversation. It was a great conversation, we really connected.

    “We definitely are building a strong relationship and I definitely have a strong relationship with Coach Booker as well.”

    The one-time Virginia Tech commit likes the entire package at Notre Dame and how the program encourages players to do well in the classroom and in the community, which is similar to his current high school.

    “The school is set up to build you into an overall person, an overall better person,” he said.

    ISD expert Sean Mele believes this is a good pickup for the Irish.

    “White brings a level of physical play and elite speed (sub-4.5 40) that you like to see at cornerback,” says Mele, who has tagged White as a four-star prospect. “He isn’t afraid to get his nose dirty while being involved in as many tackles as he can. One of the reasons he has the confidence to play in this manner is his size…You can see it on film too – he definitely fills out his uniform quite impressively for a junior in high school.

    “The Bishop McNamara High School star’s athleticism shouldn’t be overlooked in lieu of his physicality. He makes many of the techniques a cornerback uses look easy – almost to the point where you question his effort. However, after re-watching his tape it’s clear that he always seems to be in the right place on the field making a play on the ball. Whether it be backpedaling, transitioning to a full sprint to support the run, or turning and covering his deep quarter, things just seem to come easy to him.”

    Mele would like to see White keep his feet a bit more when making tackles.

    “On one hand, he likes the physical aspect of the game, which is great, but he needs to learn to stay on his feet and drive through the ball carrier,” says Mele. “Again, this isn’t all the time, but with as good as the skilled players will be on the next level, it’s a habit that will come back to haunt him when he gets to college.”

    http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/2014/07/02/white-picks-nd/

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    Fax is in.

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    All winning teams are goal-oriented. Teams like these win consistently because everyone connected with them concentrates on specific objectives. They go about their business with blinders on; nothing will distract themfrom achieving their aims.

    - Lou Holtz, former Notre Dame football coach

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    By Douglas Farmer Jul 19, 2017, 7:26 PM CDT
    Junior safety Ashton White leaves Notre Dame football, remains at University

    Junior safety Ashton White announced he is leaving the Notre Dame football team via a Twitter post Wednesday evening. White will finish the year at the University with the intention of graduating in the spring in order to qualify as a graduate transfer for the 2018 season.

    “I would first like to thank [Irish] Coach [Brian] Kelly for the opportunity to play the game I love at such a wonderful institution such as Notre Dame,” White wrote. “However, I will not be with the team this fall as I focus on some ambitious academic goals of mine.”

    If White does indeed graduate and transfer to an FBS-level program in the spring, he would have two years of eligibility remaining. Because he preserved a year of eligibility already in 2015, the former cornerback does not actually save a year of playing time by not playing this season. That said, if he sees little playing time on the horizon and intends to transfer, doing so as a graduate student would make the most sense. Spending the time he would be using on football instead on his studies very well could behoove that process.

    White’s departure leaves the Irish with even less depth on the defense’s back-line, but he was not likely to play much this season even with that being the case. Junior cornerback-turned-safety Nick Coleman joins sophomores Jalen Elliott and Devin Studstill as firmly ahead of White on the depth chart. Junior Nicco Fertitta has consistently seen more playing time than White each of the last two seasons, and freshman Jordan Genmark Heath could have quickly moved up the depth chart, as well.

    That does not even mention senior Drue Tranquill, who could conceivably move back to safety from rover if injuries necessitated it, or sophomore cornerback Julian Love, who Kelly has indicated was already being considered for some safety duty in passing-specific situations.

    Notre Dame will prefer to keep Tranquill at rover, to only bring in Fertitta in short-yardage scenarios and to ease Genmark Heath into the program, but altering those plans all may have been options before White saw much playing time.

    “[I] can’t wait to watch & support my former teammates and best friends chase that ring they’ve worked so hard for!” White closed. “Thank you ND Nation.. [sic] it’s been an awesome couple years!”

    White finishes his Irish career with two tackles in six games. He played in the first five games last year before seeing time in only one of the final seven.

    For a 99-to-2 refresher: “White did not exactly impress last season at cornerback, and the same can largely be said for his spring at safety. Admittedly, that latter half is partly due to Coleman’s surge at safety, repeatedly earning Kelly’s praise — in fact, whenever a question was asked about the two cornerbacks who made the switch, Kelly would spend so much time discussing Coleman’s success, the White portion of the query would be forgotten. It is also partly due to White’s own struggles.

    The obvious piece for him this fall would be to aid special teams coordinator Brian Polian’s units. Other than that and a litany of injuries, though, it is hard to see him finding much playing time. If Notre Dame desperately needs a rover against a pass-heavy attack, it will likely switch to a pseudo-nickel or –dime package, allowing sophomore cornerback Julian Love to roam the middle of the field and perhaps Coleman or boundary safety sophomore Jalen Elliott the chance to man the middle at rover. In that hypothetical, White remains the odd man out.”

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    — Ashton White (@awhiteuno) July 19, 2017

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