Former Texas Pitcher Signs With Ole Miss

Garrett White (LHP, San Jacinto CC, TX) - The 6' 5", 230 pound flame thrower from Road Rock (TX) has had a long road getting to the University of Mississippi. After a stellar high school career, which included back to back no hitters as a senior, getting drafted, and signing with the University of Texas; White has had a lot of up and downs ever since.

The downs look to be over, as his injured elbow has been at 100% for over 17 months now. Now it is time to prove to everyone once again that he is one of the elite left handed pitching prospects throughout the country.

The following information was revealed during our interview with Garrett White:

Which pitchers are in your arsenal? "I throw a fastball, slider, change-up, and a split finger."

What is your best pitch? "My slider."

What do you max out at? "I am usually in the 88-94 range."

What are your strengths on the mound? "I feel like I have a good change up and slider."

What most are you working on? "Probably my body control. I am getting a better motion, which in turn will help me with everything."

You prepped at where in high school? "Round Rock High (TX)."

Tell us about some of your high school accomplishments? "I was All-State my senior year with a 1.15 ERA. I threw back to back no hitters. I guess that was the highlight of my career. I was like 17-1 over my last two years."

Who did you sign with out of high school? "I was drafted, but I decided to go to Texas instead. I was there for a year and half and then I transferred to San Jacinto CC. I was drafted after my first year at San Jacinto CC, then I went back for another year, and now I am going to Ole Miss."

Why did you leave Texas? "I hurt my elbow during my redshirt year, so I decided to leave and get a new start."

What happened to your elbow? "I had a lingering stress fracture on the tip of my elbow. On March 1st, of last year, I had a titanium screw put in there, and it has never given me a problem since."

What were your stats from this past season? "All I remember is I think I was 7-1 with a 6-1 strikeout to walk ratio."

Any awards? "No sir, our team does not give out awards."

Where did you pitch in the rotation? "I started out as the number two pitcher, then our ace got hurt. I moved to number one, but our bull pen was having a terrible time. Coach wanted me to get into every game possible, so I threw in relief and spot started."

Which schools did you have a chance to attend before you decided on Ole Miss? "I was invited back to Texas, but I decided against it. I narrowed it down to Alabama and Ole Miss. There were some more schools I was talking to, but I visited both of those schools and liked both."

Why did you decide on Ole Miss? "I just knew it would be a great experience in a different part of the country. I liked the atmosphere when I was on my official visit. They are making new traditions every year at Ole Miss, and I thought it would be fun to be a part of it."

Who recruited you for Ole Miss? "Coach McDonnell. He was great. He was a big part of me coming to Ole Miss."

When will you arrive in Oxford? "My plans as of right now is to continue in this summer league here in California and come to Oxford in August. But, I might come in July and work on my conditioning with their team if this does not work out here."

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