South Carolina received their first LOI Wednesday morning from JUCO RB ZaQuandre White. White is rated as a four star from Iowa Western Community College.
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The #1 running back prospect in JUCO inks his LOI with USC. pic.twitter.com/W0cBmyXj5p
White originally signed with Florida State but transferred after the 2018 season. He converted to LB for his last season with the Seminoles.
He only played in eight games for Iowa Western but he finished with 876 yards and 10 touchdowns on 137 attempts.
I think this is an underrated signing for South Carolina.
Obviously, almost all of the attention has been on Jordan Burch, and rightfully so, but I feel this is one that has gotten lost on some fans.
White comes in at six-foot-two, 205 pounds. I don’t think he has the top end speed but he does have a long stride.
He’s going to be a tough runner between the tackles. His greatest asset is going to be catching the ball out of the backfield.
I was really impressed with his receiving ability in some of the tape I watched as well.
I feel our runnings backs were not used enough in the passing game last season. This should change with Mike Bobo running things.
I think White has the best skillset to be used the way Bobo utilizes his backs. White can make a nice tandem with Marshawn Lloyd and he also has the size to be a “twenty carry back” if a game situation calls for it.
This also provides some added depth at the running back position.
The Gamecocks lost four senior running backs due to graduation and only retained Sophomores Kevin Harris and Deshaun Fenwick.
Lloyd and Rashad Amos are just true freshmen. White comes in as the veteran of the group, and will surely challenge for the starting spot.
There is a chance he may come in to play at linebacker. He played it his last season at Florida State.
I think that depends on how Bobo feels the other running backs are coming along and adapting to his offense.
I’m pretty certain he stays at running back and contributes more than people think.
Overall, this is a great addition to an already solid class.