Recruiting Update: Coley White

Coley White, a quarterback prospect out of Daphne, Alabama, is still undecided on where he will attend school and play football. Rumors had been rumbling that Coley was close to a commitment to West Virginia before Rich Rodriguez left. Was this true?

Coley White, a quarterback prospect out of Daphne, Alabama, is still undecided on where he will attend school and play football. Rumors had been rumbling that Coley was close to a commitment to West Virginia before Rich Rodriguez left. Was this true?

"No, that's never been true," White said in firm denial of the rumor. However, he did have this to say about the Mountaineers:

"(Coach Rodriguez) leaving doesn't affect my status with West Virginia. He had to do what he had to do. I used to talk to new coach Bil Stewart a lot. I like him."

When asked about the other schools White is considering, he stated that Central Michigan, Connecticut and Middle Tennessee are all in the mix with West Virginia.

"All of these schools are recruiting me as a quarterback. The three besides Central Michigan are coming at me the hardest."

Georgia Tech had been one school previously recruiting Coley as a defensive back. They offered him in the spring last year. Has Tech been in contact with White recently?

"No, I haven't talked to (Tech) since Coach Gailey left," he said.

Recently, new head coach Paul Johnson has come in and is bringing in an offense that would fit Coley's style almost perfectly. In fact, some project the offense to look very similar to West Virginia, the team that Pat's brother plays quarterback for. Rumor has it that Paul Johnson and staff will make a late push at Coley as a quarterback, trying to bring him to Atlanta. When asked if Tech did come back into play with his recruitment wanting him as a quarterback, would he consider them highly and give them an official visit, White answered, "Yeah, I would probably do that."

Coley had an outstanding senior season passing for over 1700 yards and rushing for many also. The dual threat quarterback has no scheduled official visits in January yet. He still is looking to set them up. He also says he will announce when the fit feels right, not that he is planning on waiting until signing day. It seems as if this recruitment could end surprisingly.


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