(CBS) In his own words, new Bears receiver Kevin White was "hoping and praying" Chicago would draft him with the seventh overall pick Thursday in the first round of the NFL Draft. So when the Bears did, he was overjoyed to his name in the same sentence as the franchise.
"I love it," White said in an interview with the Boers and Bernstein Show on Friday afternoon. "It's got a ring to it.
"Very excited. This is what I've been dreaming about since I was a kid. I've been through so much. Just to walk across the stage and hug the commissioner, it was great. It was definitely an unforgettable night. The great fans of Chicago cheered me on, so that boosted me up even more."
White wanted to join the Bears ever since his pre-draft visit with them, which he left with a great impression.
"This was where I was hoping and praying that I would end up," White said. "Just after the private visit I had here, it was a great feeling. I told my girlfriend and my dad that I think I'm going to end up in Chicago.
"When I came for my visit with the Bears, it was very, very relaxed. It was very calm, very natural. We laughed a lot, and we went over quite a few plays, just route concepts. Compared to everyone else, (they) they were more business and everything, not a lot of laughing."
Now, White is thrilled to put his time in at Halas Hall -- where he'll be often, he said, because there's no more of that cumbersome class to go to at West Virginia.
"I love it – no class," White said. "No history and all those other classes I'm not really interested in. I'm very interested in football, and I love the game. This is what I want to do. To not take classes and do things I really don't want to do and to do something that I love, I don't mind spending all day at the facility."
Listen to White's full interview with the Boers and Bernstein Show below, as he also talks about how he'll fit in to the Bears' offense and much more.
Kevin White on the Boers and Bernstein Show
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