Family Affair

In the end, it wasn't so much his brother, but another member of the West Virginia football family that had the biggest impact on Coley White's decision to sign with the Mountaineers.

"When I came up on my visit, I got the chance to talk to the new quarterback coach (Jeff Mullen), and we hit it off," said White, who confirmed that he will sign with West Virginia on Wednesday. "It's always felt like home there."

That Coley would feel at home is not surprising, since he has visited brothers Pat and Bo at West Virginia many times over the past few years. However, he noted that having Pat at WVU was not a big factor in his decision.

"He going to be gone after next year, so we'll only be together one year," said White, who will likely spend that season as a redshirt. "But he can help me a lot while he is still there."

More important to White was his meeting with Mullen, who discussed many aspects of quarterback play in his system with the Daphne, Ala. native.

"I asked him what I needed to work on, and he told me exactly what I needed to do. He showed me drills that they do to improve."

While West Virginia's previous coaching staff was not sold on White as a quarterback, the current staffers will bring him in at that position.

"They didn't talk to me about any position other than quarterback," White said of his recruitment by the Stewart regime. "I'm a quarterback, and that's what I am concentrating on. I am best at making the big play, and I can do that with my arm and with my feet."


White, who will have no problems qualifying, is undecided on a major, but is interested in the business field.

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A reunion of all three White brothers could be in the offing, as Bo, who played his collegiate football at West Liberty, is expected to return to WVU as a quality control coach for the defense.

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White is expected to sign his letter of intent at a press conference at his school at 10:00 a.m.

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