Alfred State College football player Pat White (Warren, OH) has signed his national letter of intent to continue his career at Youngstown State. White joins the Penguins and will compete in the Gateway Football Conference, a NCAA Division I football bowl subdivision program.
After playing basketball at Alfred State, White returned to the football field during the 2009 season. White caught 24 passes for 599 (59.9 yards/game) yards for the Pioneers. He caught six touchdown passes and his longest reception of the season was 78 yards.
Alfred State football coach Mick Caba is excited to see another player have the chance to play at a higher level. ”It has been a pleasure to coach Pat White and see him develop into an NCAA Division I wide receiver. I am excited that Pat has signed to play at Youngstown State University, just minutes from his home. With the size, speed and talent Pat has and the opportunity to play for Coach Wolford in the YSU offensive system I could see the NFL on Pat’s horizon.”
White is the second Pioneer Coach Caba has sent to Youngstown. In 2005 the Penguins signed Codera Jackson ‘05. Codera, a NJCAA All American while at Alfred State became a two-time NCAA All American for the Penguins in 2005 and 2006. Upon graduation from YSU Jackson spent a short time with the Hamilton Tigercats of the CFL then 2 seasons with the Rochester Raiders of the Professional Indoor Football League.
White was also recruited by the University of Akron, Syracuse University, Delaware State University, Robert Morris University, and Arkansas State University.
White will make his debut with Youngstown State on September 4th when the Penguins travel to Penn State to take on the Nittany Lions.