ShowMeMizzou.com has learned that former 5-star WR and Texas WR Darius White 6'3" 210 4.4 will be transferring to the University of Missouri on January 17th and joining the Mizzou football program, where he said he thinks he will have two years left to play after sitting out next season,but wasn't sure.
Earlier this month,he decided to transfer from Texas. White, a former high school All-American at Dunbar High School in Fort Worth, had been given his unconditional release by the Longhorns.
"I just needed a fresh start with everything," replied White, explaining his desire to transfer.
ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with the talented receiver.
"I'm going to Missouri," said White. "I sat down and talked to my mom, and came up with a decision."
White said that he will be at Missouri for the start of classes on January 17. He said that he has all of his transfer paperwork in order. He had been talking it over with his mother since leaving Texas last month. After sitting out a year per NCAA transfer rules, White would have two years of eligibility remaining.
"I'm very excited about (coming to Missouri)," said White, who told ShowMeMizzou.com that he had spoken to Coach Pinkel over the phone. "It's my first time actually living out of state. Missouri's a good school. I feel it's going to be a perfect fit for me."
"In talking to the (Missouri) coaches," explained White. "I really feel like they're very up front."
White, who said that he would likely play on the outside for the Tigers, chose Missouri over TCU and SMU.
White said that he played against Kip Edwards in high school, and that he had played basketball against James Franklin. He said that he thinks that there are several Missouri players with whom he is somewhat familiar.