Cards eyeing QB Coley White

Coley White, the younger brother of West Virginia quarterback Pat White, has only limited experience behind center, but that hasn't stopped a number of programs from taking notice. spoke with the gifted athlete and has the latest. Prospect video included in this update.

Two years ago, the coaching staff at the University of Louisville heavily recruited a gifted athlete out of Daphne, Alabama. He was the type of athlete that coaches love. He could throw, run and catch with the best of them. Like many that were recruiting him, the idea at U of L was to bring in the high school quarterback and convert him into a wide receiver or defensive back. In the end, the prospect chose to play elsewhere so he could continue to play behind center.

Two years later and U of L coaches find themselves in a rather similar position.

Coley White, the younger brother of 2006 Big East Conference Offensive Player of the Year Pat White of West Virginia, will assume the reigns of the Daphne offense this fall and is out to prove that he's everything that his brother is.

At 6-foot-1, 170-pounds, White is nearly the same size as his brother when he was a senior in high school and his ability to throw and run has drawn many comparisons to his older sibling.

"I think me and Pat are similar," White recently told "We play the same style. We are both duel quarterbacks that can run and pass. A lot of people tell me that we look exactly a like when we play."

White's opportunity to showcase his abilities has been limited throughout his first three years. He has started only one game at quarterback, a first-round playoff game last fall, and ran for 103 yards on 11 carries, while also throwing two touchdowns.

"I need to go out and prove myself this year," White said. "A lot of coaches are telling that they want to see me play."

Despite not logging much game action, a number of college programs have already taken notice.

"I have offers from West Virginia, Georgia Tech and Central Michigan," White told on Tuesday. "I'm also still getting letters from Middle Tennessee, Louisville, Alabama, Auburn and a few others."

Just like his older brother, White is being told that he could play a multitude of positions on the college level.

"I'd like to play quarterback, but I'll play another position if it means I can play," White explained. "I want to play as a true freshman and people tell me that I can play a few positions better then some already, so if it means playing another position so I can play as a freshman then I would."

While he's open to the idea of a possible position change, White added that he would prefer to stay on the offensive side of the ball.

"That's where my heart is. Some coaches have told me that I could play on both offense and defense."

With his older brother enjoying success in Morgantown, many might expect that the Mountaineers would lead for his services.

"It's not a big factor really," White said. "A lot of people ask me about that, but I just want to go where I feel is the right place for me. (Pat) tells me the same thing, plus I want to be able to make my own name."

White currently claims no favorites.


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