Great news from the 253 where Quazzel White of Lincoln High School in Tacoma made it official and committed to Washington State University.
The 6-foot-4, 300 pounder, saw a slow, but consistent rise during the recruiting process, hauling in offers from all over the west coast, but at the end of the day decided to stay home.
“I really didn’t want to leave the state to play football,” White told Northwest Elite Index. “Being close to my family is important and they really felt like this was the best fit for me.
“I also had a great relationship with the coaching staff, especially coach [Eric] Mele and [Clay] McGuire.”
White is scheduled to take his official visit on January 20th and has visited campus twice already.
“About a month ago I was there for an unofficial and also attended junior day,” White said. “I was impressed with the new facilities, they are competing with some of the top schools and are attracting recruits.”
White was recently voted Offensive Lineman of the Year in the Pierce County League, and currently plays left tackle at Lincoln, but the Wazzu coaches think he could play any of the offensive line positions.
“I don’t really care either way,” White said. “I just want to help my team however I can. If that means I play tackle or guard or whatever, I will play it and do the best I can.”
Washington State has done a great job identifying the homegrown talent in this recruiting class, and we feel like White will one day be a prized possession on the Palouse.
Congratulations to Quazzel, his family and the coaching staff at Lincoln, for producing a student athlete with a bright future.