About 100 recruits were reported on campus for junior day on Saturday, but one prospect was on campus a week prior and it ended in a special moment - a scholarship offer.
“I went for an unofficial visit and toward the end of practice coach (Caragher) gave me an offer,” White said. “I was happy. I went down there kind of knowing it might happen, but I wasn’t sure. When it happened, I was excited. Their football program is really good.”
Quazzel White is a 6-foot-4 and 306-pound offensive lineman whose recruitment has spiked recently, going from one offer to four in recent weeks. He is an aggressive lineman who moves very well for his size.
On his unofficial visit White was able to attend a practice, sit in on the offensive line meeting and tour the campus. Of his highlights was observing San Jose State Offensive Line Coach Adam Stenavich along with hearing about his major of choice for college - broadcasting.
“Their practice was really intense, I like that though because it was making everybody better, getting everybody to go hard," White said. "In the o-line meetings, Coach Stenavich was really on his guys and I think that was pretty cool to experience how he is as a coach.”
White also recently received an offer from Colorado State just prior to his unofficial visit to SJSU, and an offer from Idaho shortly after. His first of the four offers came from Hawaii. What he saw from Stenavich and SJSU seems to fit the bill for what he’s looking for in a college.
“It was kind of crazy - going from no offers and getting that first one, it feels great,” White said. “I’m looking for coaches who push their players, not only on the football field but in academics. That’s the main priority in what I’m looking for in a football program.”
On the field, White’s aggressiveness makes him stand out among others.
“As soon as coaches see my film, the thing they notice is that I’m very violent, very physical, no patty-cakes if you know what I mean,” White said. “I love to put defenders on their backs.”
Other schools on White’s radar include Portland State and Montana, which he planned to visit this month, as well as interest from Boise State.
While he is ahead of the game in checking out schools early, White does not plan on deciding anytime soon.
“I didn’t think I was going to get an offer until close to signing day,” White said. “As soon as I got that first hit, more schools want to offer, so it’s been great. More schools have noticed me and contacted me lately to come to junior days and unofficials. It’s really been a blessing.”