One of the top 2017 prospects from the state of Washington is Tacoma (Wash.) Lincoln OL Quazzel White. He’s getting some looks from some big schools, but so far he’s still waiting on his first offer.
“The main schools I’ve talked to are San Jose State and Utah State,” White told Northwest Elite Index recently. “Washington came by and talked to me (in January) and I’ve also talked a little bit with Arizona too.”
With no offers on the table at this point, White said he’s planning an aggressive tour of schools, partly to get to know the coaches, but also so the coaches can get to know him better.
“I’m going to Washington’s Junior Day, Washington State’s Junior Day and San Jose State’s Junior Day,” White said. “All of those are in April and it will give me a chance to meet with the coaches on their campuses and also check out their facilities and see what their programs are all about.
“As far as camps, I’m going to go to a few team camps, probably most of the ones on the West Coast, and then I want to hit the Nike Opening Regional in Seattle and I am also hoping to get an invite to one of the Rivals camps.”
As a sophomore in 2014, White was a key backup on a team that went 12-2 and made a deep run in the state playoffs and this past season, the junior started all but three games at left tackle for the Abes, holding his own opposite Kameron Smith who signed with New Mexico.
“One thing that I take pride in is the attitude I bring every game,” White said. “I get my teammates focused and hyped up and we all come together as one unit for every game.
“As far as what I can do on the field, I have good hand placement and I finish my blocks and I have my steps where they need to be because I can get into my sets that much quicker.”
This offseason, White has gotten to work on fine-tuning several aspects of his game and he hopes to show them off this fall after a full offseason of hard work.
“A big thing for me is getting stronger. I definitely am adding muscle and strength which is something my coaches felt that would help me a lot,” White noted. “I’m also working on my stance and getting my kick steps down. I’ve gotten a lot better at that already. I also wanted to get better footwork by just getting quicker feet.”
At 6-foot-4 and 295 pounds, White is a versatile player who could fit inside or outside, depending on where the coaches that offer him see him playing. He brings an intensity and physical nature to the field on every play and his coaches have lauded his leadership, both on the field and in the weight room.
White is still working his way through the recruiting process and we will keep you updated on news when it becomes available.