South Florida quarterback Mike White, who started 15 games for the Bulls, has been granted his release.
White, who opened last season as the team’s starter, appeared to be trailing in the quarterbacking competition this spring behind Quinton Flowers and senior Steven Bench.
"Mike and I talked after the conclusion of spring practice and he expressed his desire to pursue the remainder of his career at another school," coach Willie Taggart said in a release by the school.
“We wish Mike all the best in his future and thank him for his contributions to our program and university.”
White won the starting job during fall camp last August and while his grip on the role was tenuous, he did rally the Bulls from a 20-point halftime deficit for a 38-30 win against Tulsa. However, he threw two interceptions in the first half against Cincinnati the following week and was benched at halftime. His only playing time at the end of the season came in the fourth quarter against SMU where he rallied the Bulls to a 14-13 win.
White was a big-league pitching prospect during high school, but turned his attention solely on football last spring in an effort to become the Bulls starter.
White will have to sit out a season if he transfers to another FBS school. However, he could play immediately if he transfers to lower division program.
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