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White Says He is Eager for Opportunity in New Orleans

White was taken with the 162nd pick in the draft


New Orleans Saints DB Corey White
Conference Call With New Orleans Media
Saturday, April 28, 2012

Q: Does it excite you to know that you are coming to a place that has had success taking a chance on smaller school players?
A: "The Saints are a great team. They do a great job in the draft every year. It doesn't matter where you come from, big school or small school. As long as you, the player, have the right intentions going in to camp, you will be fine."

Q: How much cornerback did you play? Do they see you as a safety?
A: "I played three years of corner. I am not sure, I haven't talked to them yet. I am sure they will try me out at corner first and maybe move me to safety later on down the road."

Q: Did you play safety or corner last year?
A: "Corner."

Q: Can you talk about the combine experience and what you did to prepare? How do you think you did?
A: "It was a great experience. Just to be around the top players in the nation, it was a great experience. I feel like I did very well in all of the categories, in all of the position drills. And the interviews. I did well in all of it. I felt good about the combine."

Q: What did you run in the 40-yard dash at the combine?
A: "4.47 at the combine."

Q: What about at your pro day?
A: "4.40 flat."

Q: Where are you today and who are you with? Did you expect to be drafted around this time?
A: "We expected to be drafted in the fifth or sixth round. I am at home in Atlanta right now with my family. Proud to be a Saint."

Q: Do you think your athleticism stands out?
A: "Yeah, definitely. I feel like I can play anywhere in the secondary including special teams. I feel like I am a ballhawk. I am going to go get the ball if it's in the air."

Q: Who would you compare yourself to in the NFL today?
A: "Charles Woodson. I feel like he is a complete defensive back. He can do it all: tackle, cover, zone player, man player, he can do it all. I like to compare myself to him."

Q: What would you say about your leaping ability?
A: "Yeah. That is what I can do. I can go up and get the ball at it's highest point. I think that is what I do best."

Q: Do you have any track and field experience?
A: "No, I didn't get in to that in high school. I played basketball and football so I left track alone."

Q: What did you play in basketball?
A: "I was the enforcer actually. I came in on defense to foul people. You know football players, they can't control themselves on a basketball court. I was the enforcer"

Q: Did you grow up a Falcons fan?
A: "No. Even though I was born and raised in Atlanta, I was not a Falcons fan. My whole family is. I never liked the Falcons. I cheered for them, but they weren't my favorite team."

Q: Who was?
A: "San Diego. The San Diego Chargers. Ever since LaDainian Tomlinson was in San Diego, I liked them. He is my favorite player."

Q: Are you looking forward to going against Drew Brees in practice?
A: "Oh yeah. It's going to be fun picking off some balls from Drew Brees. It is going to be real fun."

Q: I see you are not lacking for confidence…
A: "I am real confident in my game. You have to be confident to play this game."

Q: How did you end up at Samford?
A: "I got recruited by a lot of D-1 AA schools. I felt like this school was a great school academics-wise and it was close to my family. The people here are great."

Q: What did you major in?
A: "Computer Science."

Q: Would you be upset if they put you at safety first?
A: "I don't feel a certain way about either position. I feel like I can come in and be an impact at both."

Q: How tall are you?
A: "I am 6', 205 lbs."

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