Marquez White talks UA offer

Marquez White, three-star cornerback from Northview High School in Dothan, Ala., gave a commitment to Florida State. He reeled in an offer on Friday from the University of Alabama. Dies this change anything for one of the best prospects in his home state?



"I now have a committable offer from Alabama," said Marquez White. "Coach Saban talked to me about a lot of stuff. He really stressed academics. He told me he wanted to offer me as an athlete. He thinks I am just as good as a receiver.

"He was kind of upset because I said I was going to commit to Alabama if they offered. Then I committed to Florida State. He wants me to come back as many times as I can. I plan on going back July 15 to visit."

The new scholarship offer gives White a little more to think about between now and the first Wednesday in February.

"I think I will make my final decision on signing day," he said. "Alabama just got a commitment from Maurice Smith. They also have a player from New Jersey [Anthony Averett]. Coach Saban told me he will let me know if I need to make a decision."

The Seminoles did not hesitate to offer White who jumped on the chance to play college football in Tallahassee. An in-state SEC school decided to wait and take a closer look at camp before extending an offer.

"It's a really big offer," White said of Alabama. "In terms of wins and losses along with academics I think they are the best program in the nation. Just knowing I live in the state and having them want me is big."

White talked with Florida State Saturday night about the new offer.

"I talked to coach Craig last night," he said. "He wanted to know if I was still with them. I told him I am definitely still committed. Florida State and Alabama are the only two schools I am considering."

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