RB ZaQuandre White (6-2 205) of Iowa Western JC in Council Bluffs announced on his Instagram page Thursday night that he is committed to USC. However, there’s been no corresponding “SpursUp” from Will Muschamp to make the commitment official. White said Thursday night he sees no issue with that. He did not talk with Muschamp immediately after making his pledge public, but from his past conversations with him and running backs coach Thomas Brown, he feels good about the commitment.
“I talked to him (Muschamp) a week ago about it, and when I did it today, I told coach Brown and he informed coach Muschamp. He (Brown) said he was excited for me to get there.”
White was scheduled to visit Tennessee this weekend but he’s canceled that visit. He said his decision to go with the Gamecocks boiled down to two factors.
“One, the academics,” White said. “I talked to one of the players and he told me about the academic staff and how they help you with school and stuff. Two, talking with coach Muschamp and coach Brown, they were very personable and it felt like home.”
White said he plans to sign next week though he wasn’t sure what day, and he’s planning to enroll early. He said his academic standing should not be an issue.
“I’m fine, everything’s good,” he said.
White, who is from Ft. Myers, FL, began his college career as a linebacker at Florida State in 2017. He redshirted his freshman season and played in 10 games in 2018. A desire to play running back, and lagging grades, led him to transfer to Iowa Western where this season he led the team in rushing with 876 yards and 10 touchdowns.
White will have two years to play two with the Gamecocks. Once Muschamp makes the commitment official, the Gamecocks will have 20 in their 2020 class and room, at this time, for two more commitments.