"It was very exciting to have everyone here to support me for this," said White, who like older brother Pat is a person of few words. "All the people who came out for this, it was just great."
White was joined by several other area athletes for a signing ceremony, including teammate Reggie Hunt, who opted for Auburn. Hunt was the only player at the event to give a hint as to his destination, as he wore an Auburn hat for the ceremony.
"We talked about West Virginia some, and about going to school together, but in the end he made the best choice for himself," White said.
White and Hunt will continue to compete together during the final semester of their high school careers. They are two of the four members on Daphne's 4x100 relay team.
"He runs the anchor leg, and I run the second," White noted. "We think we will be competitive at the state level, and have the chance to go there and do well."
The pair's paths will begin to diverge off the fields of play, as each starts to work on the regimens that will lead them to their schools of choice.
"I am expecting a workout routine from West Virginia, and I've already gotten some drills from the quarterback coach to work on," White said. "I'll be concentrating on that during the spring, and I plan to be at West Virginia for the first summer session."
Re-joining Pat, and joining Coley, at WVU will be older brother Bo, who was an assistant coach at Glenville State this past season. Bo, who was previously a graduate assistant at WVU, is returning in the position of defensive quality control coach.
"Bo helped me so much during all the recruiting process," Coley White said. "He helped me keep my head on straight, and he has always been someone that I have looked up to."