Marquez White brings family to FSU


Marquez White (Dothan, Ala./Northview) will bring his parents down to Tallahassee, Fla. to see Florida State for the first time this weekend.

The Seminoles cornerback commitment has been there plenty of times before and knows all about the program and the school. Now he wants his folks to see it, too.

"My parents haven't been yet," he said. "I want them to go down there and see the same thing that I see in the school."

Ideally, White would like to have his parents' blessing on his decision. But at the same time, he knows it is his, and only his, to make.

So while it would be good for his family to be on board, it doesn't necessarily have to be that way.

"I want them to be happy, but I am growing up now," explained White. "I have to learn how to make good decisions on my own. They will play a pretty big part, but in the end, I am going to be making this decision on my own."

The football facilities are nice in Tallahassee. It is like that just about everywhere and certainly at Alabama, the other university White continues to consider.

To his parents, though, it isn't all about that. Their future-thinking perspective focuses more importance on things such as a good education.

"They are very business-like," White said. "They want to see what is outside of football, what is after football. Getting a degree and what can going to that school do to benefit me."

With the Seminoles' fall camp in full swing and preparations for the season well underway, the four-star defensive back could potentially have the option to watch practice if he felt like it.

It wouldn't be the first time he's done that. This time, White would like to have the chance to sit down and watch some tape of how the defensive backs play inside defensive coordinator Mark Stoops' scheme.

"I'm not really sure," he said of watching practice.

"I went down there last time and I think I will be able to play early as a freshman or a sophomore. I want to be able to see what the system is like and I want to be able to watch some film, too, while I am there."