Buchholz High School’s all time leader in passing yards and touchdowns is Jackson White and the 6’2 quarterback announced officially on Wednesday that he is heading to West Virginia to join Marshall and the Thundering Herd. White’s decision came down to Marshall or walking on as QB for the University of Florida.
The Sun’s Co-Big School Player of the Year, White passed for 2,732 yards with 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions for the 10-2 Bobcats in his senior year, as he helped Buchholz get their first district title since 2004 and reached the Class 7A regional semifinals. Jackson White said how much his time at Buchholz HS meant to him.
Marshall’s head football coach, Doc Holliday, was an associate head coach, safeties coach, and recruiting coordinator at the University of Florida under Urban Meyer from 2005-2007. In 2005, Holliday was named one of Rivals.com’s Top 25 Recruiters, he has been coaching at Marshall since 2010. Holliday is 50-28 at Marshall, leading them to bowl wins in the last three years, most recently defeating Connecticut in the St. Petersburg Bowl.
White’s high school coach, Mark Whittemore, had this to say about his QB’s talent.
Congrats to Buchholz quarterback Jackson White, who with his family signs with Marshall pic.twitter.com/PvF6EZfnRj
— Larry Savage (@SunPreps) March 9, 2016
Jackson White thanked his father as well, Brian White was a TE Coach at UF from 2009-2010 and a running backs coach from 2010-2014.