Daphne QB: Coley White

Daphne QB: Coley White

Daphne, (Ala.) will have a familiar name at quarterback this season when rising senior Coley White takes over for the Trojans. White (6-1, 170, 4.48) is the younger brother of former Daphne star and West Virginia starting quarterback Pat White.

"I think me and Pat are similar," Coley White said. "We play the same style. We are both duel quarterbacks that can run and pass. A lot of people tell me that we look exactly a like when we play."

Pat White has set several records at West Virginia and is one of the top quarterbacks in all of college football. That is a lot of pressure to play in the shadow of a talented brother.

"It makes me strive to be that much better," White said. "I have always wanted to be better than him (Pat). I can't be him, I can only be me. He has helped me a lot with my passing. Pat is a great role model, and we are real close."

White started one game in 2006 in the first round of the play-offs against Smiths Station when starter Chris Lambeth was suspended for violating team rules. White rushed for 103 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries and had touchdown runs of 63 and 49 yards called back due to penalties in the 49-20 win. He also threw for two touchdowns in his first chance to shine as the starting quarterback.

"I played the first play-off game. I had five touchdowns, but two were called back. My running is my strong point," White said.

White is hearing from West Virginia, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Auburn, Alabama and Louisville.

"I am not sure right now about favorites. West Virginia is probably at the top, but I am not sure. I am going to Auburn's Junior Day on March 3," he said.

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