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FSU commit White draws SEC interest

10/10/2012
Marquez White (Dothan, Ala./Northview) is committed to Florida State, but teams keep calling. Greg Ostendorf/ESPN.com

In six games this year, cornerback Marquez White (Dothan, Ala./Northview) has had the ball thrown his way just twice. The first time he gave up a catch, but Friday night he made the other team pay with his first interception of the season.

“That was probably my best game,” White said. “I’ve been playing real good all season, but this was probably my best all-around game. I got my first pick of the season, and that was probably the second time the ball had been thrown to my side this year. It’s been boring.”

Northview came up short in the game, dropping its record to 3-3 on the year, but White believes they could have won all six games. The four-star defensive back thinks they can still make a run to get in the playoffs.

“Honestly, we’re supposed to be 6-0,” he said. “Every game we lost, we lost to Northview. We didn’t lose to our opponent. Now we have our backs against the wall to get in the playoffs, but we have a real good chance to get in and finish out strong.”

Off the field, White still has plenty of schools coming after him despite his commitment to Florida State. He says he’s hearing the most from Alabama, Auburn and Tennessee.

The Alabama native is planning to visit Knoxville, Tenn., next weekend when the Volunteers host the Crimson Tide. It will be his first visit to Tennessee.

“They have always been on me,” White said. “I never really showed interest, but now I’m starting to show interest. I want to see more about the program.”

White’s most recent visit was to Florida State last month for the Clemson game.

“It was crazy,” he said. “Everything about it, the environment, the fans, the players and how hard they played, how they battled through adversity.”

However, after the Seminoles’ loss to North Carolina State over the weekend, he had to turn his phone off because of all the texts and phone calls he received.

“The next day, a couple [people] called and said, ‘I told you, you need to go to Bama.’ "

White, who grew up a Tide fan, still has interest in Alabama.