Desmon White, a quarterback from DeSoto who committed to UNT earlier this month, has backed out of that pledge and now plans to sign with TCU.
White confirmed his plans via text message this morning.
“Just the competition of playing in the Big 12, and TCU has always been a school I wanted to attend,” White said of his reasoning for committing to TCU.
White also sent out a short message on Twitter:
— ☝ Desmon White (@iGotThe_Heater) October 22, 2013
DeSoto head coach Claude Mathis said that it was tough for White to part ways with UNT because of the relationship he had built with UNT head coach Dan McCarney and his assistants. Mathis spoke to White before he made his decision to commit to TCU this morning.
“McCarney is a first-class guy,” Mathis said. “North Texas is really lucky to have him. I spoke with Desmon earlier. He really likes North Texas. That made it hard for him to switch.”
White is one of the best playmakers in the state. He has thrown for 1,881 yards and 17 touchdowns and rushed for an additional 867 and 11 touchdowns. He is on the small side at about 5-8 and 160 pounds and will move to slot receiver in college.
White was among the highest profile players in UNT’s class.