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Zaquandre White rounds out elite FSU RB recruiting haul

It’s garnet and gold for White.

Zaquandre White
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FSU running back commits Cam Akers and Khalan Laborn are the No. 1 running back and all-purpose backs in the country, respectively. The former made waves when he picked Florida State over his native Ole Miss. The latter committed in a Lamborghini.

That’s made RB Zaquandre White, of North Fort Myers (Fla.) High School, somewhat of an overlooked commitment for the Seminoles— and that’s entirely unfair, as the four-star White (6’0, 210) is an elite talent himself. The No. 7 running back in the country, White is also the No. 26 player in Florida and the 142nd best player in the country. He’s been committed to the ‘Noles since February 21, 2015. He chose FSU over offers from Miami, Tennessee, Louisville, South Florida, FAU, and FIU.

One of our contributors who coaches high school ball formulated this scouting report on White:

Zaquandre White is the hammer of this FSU running back class, but don’t let his size and physicality fool you. White may be the biggest of FSU’s three running back commitments, but he has plenty of big-play capability. He has good balance, staying upright when defenders get into him. White is a one-cut runner who likes playing with his shoulders coming downhill at the line of scrimmage. And as big as he is, he never seems to get caught from behind.

White has a more upright running style but stays behind his pads when contact is near, delivering blows to would-be tacklers. He is a fighter and will not allow himself to be tackled by one player. White flashes his athleticism when he plays safety and returns punts. He also catches the ball well out of the backfield. White is able to recognize second-level defenders and set up blocks for bigger chunk plays. In one incredible play from his junior year, he was hit by all 11 defensive players and still found a way to score.

Here’s his most recent Hudl film: