Posted: Mar 26, 2013 4:28 PM by UL Sports Information
Marquis White, a 6-5, 315-pound defensive lineman from Orlando, Fla., has signed a national letter of intent to attend Louisiana and play football beginning in the fall of 2013.
White will join the program in June and take part in the summer conditioning program with the Ragin' Cajuns.
"Marquis is a defensive lineman who can really move," head coach Mark Hudspeth said. "He has only played football for two seasons but the growth that he has displayed in that time makes him a player who should quickly fit into our program."
A native of Orlando, Fla., White played basketball at Olympia High before playing football for one year at North Carolina Tech, a prep school based out Charlotte, N.C.
In his lone season at North Carolina Tech, White had 36 tackles with 4.5 sacks, eight tackles for loss and four pass breakups, finishing second among defensive linemen in tackles. He was voted the team's most improved defensive lineman and the most athletic lineman.
White signed with South Florida in 2011 and redshirted. He left the school in January, 2012 and attended Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, KS.
In his lone season with the Greyhounds, he saw action in seven games, making nine tackles with half of a quarterback sack and one forced fumble.