Cornwall quarterback Mike White doesn’t seem close to making his college decision, but one school might have the inside track on the 2012 Varsity845 Player of the Year.
White could take his big game across the Hudson River to Marist College in Poughkeepsie. He has visited the school and is enthusiastic about, potentially, playing for the Red Foxes in 2014.
“I really like Marist,” White, a senior, said. “I just don’t want to go far from home. I like the campus and I like the academics. (Former Cornwall lineman) Dan Rice and (former Washingtonville quarterback) Matt Poveromo go there. They say it’s awesome and they love playing there. It’s definitely possible”
White, who is 6-foot, 175 pounds, also said he is interested in Albany, New Hampshire, Colgate and Stonehill (Mass.) College. He is unsure of when he will make his college decision. White put up 2,674 yards with 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions for the Section 9 Class A champs last year. His 500 yards against Wallkill in the A title game set a Section 9 single-game record. He added 433 the next game in the Green Dragons’ Class A state quarterfinal win over Somers.
“I think I’ve gotten a little better than last year,” White said. “I lift every day, so my arm is stronger, and I’m quicker. I want to have a great year, not just me, but the team.”