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Virginia wing setting up official visits

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During the time between the end of the July grassroots circuit and the start of school, Andrew White was a busy young man.
The 6-foot-6 senior small forward at Charlottesville (Va.) Miller School embarked on several unofficial visits making stops at places like N.C. State, West Virginia, Maryland, Richmond, George Mason and Cincinnati.
Soon, White will hit the road again as he's scheduled official visits to Kansas (weekend of 9/23), Texas (9/30) and Louisville (10/14).
"It's part of the process and trying to get the best look at schools," White told Rivals.com. "It's tough and time consuming, I'm starting to get an idea of what I want to do and what kind of system I want to play in. But I haven't cut down location yet and need to take visits."
According to the four-star wing, the visits have been educational for several reasons.
"I've just learned new ways to keep improving my strength training," said White. "Seeing schools out in person I've learned new drills and seeing coaches break down offenses I've seen how I'll have to play in college. I've also gotten a pretty good perspective on how college life is."
One of the summer's fastest risers thanks to his play at the NBPA Top 100 camp and with Team Loaded, White is happy to have gotten some more attention but thinks he could have done even more.
"I think accomplished what I needed to do," said White. "I wish I could have finished the second session a little better. The wear and tear on my body and the dislocation on my finger kind of took me out of my game.
"The main purpose of AAU is go be able to get a college scholarship. Also going into senior year I wanted to establish my name on a national level and I think I did that so I'm satisfied overall. But I keep finding things to work on and keep moving myself forward."
White -- who currently ranks NO. 56 nationally in the class of 2012 -- is still hoping to make a decision early enough to sign in the fall but will take more time if needed.
"I would like to get it done," White said of making a decision. "But I've got a little bit of time on my side and lots of options. It's looking like it could run into the spring time if I can't narrow it down but I would like to get it done before then."
According to White, the desire of he and his family to be as thorough as possible with the decision process has caused some consternation with a few coaches. Even so, the timeline for a decision hasn't been put into place 100% and the senior swingman isn't going to make a decision without gathering as much info as possible.
"Some coaches don't understand me running around the country and visiting all of these schools," said White. "But I don't have a clear-cut plan of what I want to do so me and my dad thought it would be good to take care of these opportunities to make visits and find out all we can about these schools."
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