Florida State Seminoles reserve defensive back Marquez White, much like QB Jameis Winston, will take just a small amount of time enjoying Monday’s BCS National Championship victory before he has to focus on the next sport.
Unlike Winston, though, White’s jump will be a little bit sooner as he now gets set to dump the football pads to join head coach Leonard Hamilton and the Florida State basketball squad, according to 247 Sports.
White, a freshman, was a two-sport athlete during his high school days in Dothan (Ala.) as well. In his senior season on the hardwood, White averaged 19.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game from his shooting guard position.
White may not have been a pivotal part of this season’s national championship-winning football unit, but he did throw in his contributions to the team which included 12 tackles and one interception.
As for the Seminoles on the hardwood, while hopes of a national title may look scarce–at best, they still are owners of a 10-4 record as they get set to face the Maryland Terrapins on Sunday to try and up that win total to 11.
Hopefully, White can bring an added dimension to this FSU basketball team that could push them toward more success in the ACC.