"It's an awesome feeling to be a Sun Devil," White said. "I'm excited and relieved at the same time and can't wait to start recruiting and build this class. ASU had everything I was looking for in a school and was the best overall fit for me, both from a football standpoint and academically.
"It's where I felt most comfortable with the coaches, the campus and the overall football program. When I first visited ASU back in early April, I was blown away. I came home from that visit and told my dad that ASU was No. 1 on my list and that's where I saw myself. That trip really opened my eyes to what a great school ASU was.
"I already had a good idea of how good the football program was, but academically, that trip really opened my eyes. I visited with Mark Jacobs, the Dean of the Barrett Honors College, which is almost like it's own school on campus. That school provies ASU the ability to compete at a higher level academically and the tutoring support and accountability they provide is incredible."
From a football standpoint, ASU provided everything White was looking for as well.
"I have a great relationship with Coach Norvell, the OC there and I love the offense," White said. "They're in the shot gun most of the time but it's still a pro-style offense and the quarterback has a lot of freedom. Every play call has three different options for the quarterback and it's definitely a very dynamic that I'm looking forward to playing in.
"The talent they have on the team and the young skill players on offense is very impressive. They have some big time young receivers and they're only getting better. I love the coaching staff, not just Coach Norvell but coach Graham and the rest of the guys. They're all very committed to winning and I have no doubt the school will be competing for Pac 12 championships every year in the future."
White said he solidified his decision this past weekend following another visit to Tempe.
"I was supposed to visit Washington State on Sunday but they got a commitment from Tyler (Hilinski)," White said. "I was already in Arizona after visiting UA and my best friend Trent Irwin was visiting ASU so I decided to visit as well. It was another great visit and really filled in the gaps from my first visit there.
"I got to sit down with Coach Norvell and go over the offense more and get a good idea of the depth chart. I'm working on graduating early and with Taylor Kelly leaving next year, I'll have a chance to compete with the other guys on the roster. I also got to visit the dorms and see where I would be staying and overall, that visit impressed me just as much as the first one I took.
"I came home and told my dad I was ready to be a Sun Devil. Oregon offered me on Monday and I've always liked them a lot but for me, it was a little too late in the process. I also liked Cal a lot and especially love the coaching staff. I really like Coach Dykes and everything about the school but I just felt most comfortable at ASU. Like I said, this is a big relief for me and I can't wait to help build this class and talk to as many players as I can about being Sun Devils as well."
In White, ASU is getting one of the most prolific quarterbacks in the country. He had a huge junior season throwing for 4,535 yards and 41 touchdowns while rushing for 320 yards and nine more scores while leading his team to the CIF Northern Div Championship.
In terms of his feel for the position, ability to throw on time and anticipate, White has few peers. He has great pocket presence and never looks rattled. He does a great job of buying time while keeping his eyes downfield, has under-rated arm strength and spins the ball as well as anyone out West.
He can get the ball down the field without a long wind up and maintains his mechanics through every throw. He has effortless release, shows plus mobility in and out of the pocket and can run for positive yards when it's there.
Physically, White continues to grow and fill out as well. He measured out at a solid 6-2, 190 pounds at the SoCal NIKE Camp last March and has all the physical tools plus the mental makeup and work ethic to be a major impact player for ASU sooner than later.