ITKPat White was a tremendous college quarterback at West Virginia from 2005-2008. The Daphne native sliced and diced in the Mountaineer’s spread offense as good as any in recent memory.

But Pat White wasn’t recruited by Alabama. Though recently the NFL reject made a disparaging claim via his Facebook page in response to a picture posted by Alabama running back Derrick Henry on his Instagram account:

Pat White, before it was determined he wasn't good enough to play in the NFL

Pat White, before it was determined he wasn’t good enough to play in the NFL

“Stop pretending like you didn’t know the crimson tide has been doing this for years. Still glad I turned down a Corvette to become a mountaineer,” White’s post said.

Henry recently was shown in front of his new car, prompting this post from the forgotten, embittered White.

“I didn’t recruit Pat, but I remember he wanted to be a quarterback,” former Alabama recruiting coordinator Sparky Woods recently said. Woods is now the head coach at Virginia Military Institute. “I remember a discussion that we weren’t going to recruit him as a quarterback. That was kind of a closed book on him pretty early because he wanted to be a quarterback.”

White’s profile in the Rivals.com database from his recruitment out of high school listed the three-star prospect as an athlete, rated No. 55 in the country in that category.

According to the recruiting profile, Alabama did not offer White. Offers within the profile, however, were listed from West Virginia, Auburn, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt.

“I don’t think he ever took an official visit that I remember,” Woods said. “I never met him. I saw him play and he was a good athlete, but I don’t think he ever took a trip to Tuscaloosa or ever was in camp that I recall.”

Welcome to the silly season. Well, more accurately, welcome to the silly season in the information age, where a remark within the world of social media can spark debate and discussion on message boards for days to come.

With the help of no talent, agenda driven douchebags like Clay Travis, rival fans hang on to nuggets like this one hoping for a glimmer of truth to finally sink the object of their hatred (Hi Aubies!).

The problem is, words like this, with no substance or record of actual recruitment by said rival, are just words. Not to mention the governing body of intercollegiate athletics is so impotent at the moment that they allow a university caught dead to rights in a grade-changing scandal two years ago to sign that very player a couple of years after JUCO (Hello Jovan Robinson!).

Yes, it’s the silly season. Giving sites like this one (and the Bunker) stuff to banter back and forth about for days to come.

SURPRISE! Tennessean reporter Mike Organ sought to throw the limp wristed accusation at Alabama head coach Nick Saban. See Saban’s reaction, and appropriate instructions on what the reporter can do with the story here.

It seems Pat’s memory may have faded. Alabama is the home of Dodge Chargers. It’s Auburn, who DID recruit him, that offers Corvettes (Howdy Cory Lemonier!).

Former Auburn player Cory Lemoniere posting a pic of his new ride while still in school at Auburn.

I would just like Pat White to add to his profound statements. Who offered the car? Some guy at a gas station wearing a Bama cap drinking a beer while pumping gas into his pickup truck? Is that a commitable offense? Is that a varified claim?

Of course, Mr. White apparently doesn’t know what “commitable” means, since he was never extended a commitable offer by the Tide.

What is commitable is racism, and it happens places like this one much. Racism where rival fans shed their “holier than thou persona” for a few moments to assume that an African-American family cannot afford nice things. And to think I thought it was 2014.

Ah, the silly season. Fun, ain’t it?


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15 Responses to “Player Alabama didn’t even recruit claims he was offered a car” Subscribe

  1. Philip May 16, 2014 at 10:01 am #

    He was offered a Che-vette, not a Cor-vette. In a related story, Clay Travis’ mom keeps making me immoral offers.

    • pete4tide May 16, 2014 at 10:56 am #

      Thanks, Philip – I just ruined a laptop keyboard with a mouthful of Coca-cola.

  2. The Conduit May 16, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    Ah, social media.

    Ten years ago nobody would have heard of this.

    Now everyone has a voice and some think a voice needs to be heard more than others.

    A Corvette, though. Really? I mean, wow.

    I’m not sure what school would promise a Corvette to a 3-star out-of-state backup QB. If you think it would be Alabama, read that last sentence again and let it marinate.

    The University of Alabama. Home of the popular.

  3. Indiana Vol May 16, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

    “Didn’t recruit White”, yea right! But you bought a player as without his knowledge and ruined his life!!!

    Bammer cheats; NO IFS, ANDS or BUTS and Not In The Know is deflecting because a Bammer TURD player let the cat out of the bag!!!

    • ITK May 16, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

      2007
      Alabama 41
      Tennessee 17
      (ONE in a row; over 1st head coach [Fulmer])

      2008
      Alabama 29
      Tennessee 9
      (TWO in a row)

      2009 – Bama National Championship #1
      Alabama 12
      Tennessee 10
      (THREE in a row; over 2nd head coach [Kiffin])

      2010
      Alabama 41
      Tennessee 10
      (FOUR in a row; over 3rd head coach [Dooley])

      2011 – Bama National Championship #2
      Alabama 37
      Tennessee 6
      (FIVE in a row)

      2012 – Bama National Championship #3
      Alabama 44
      Tennessee 13
      (SIX in a row)

      2013
      Alabama 45
      Tennessee 10
      (SEVEN in a row; over 4th head coach [Jones])

      Suck it Vol. But yeah, I’d be pissed too. Especially since the only coach that has even gotten you close to beating us in eight years is now on our sidelines.

      Sucks being you.

      • The Conduit May 16, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

        Wait, didn’t we recruit Indiana Vol too?

        It’s a good thing he turned down that Ferrari. Or something.

        I can’t imagine what it’s like in Knoxville. Seriously, I can’t. I’ve seen some bad times at the Capstone, but wow…

      • Indiana Vol May 19, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

        Don’t Know $HIT,

        Keep up the obnoxious bloviating Bammer BS! It’s going to be fun to watch the Crimson TURD fold and when it does, you dumb TURDS will be eating crow for years to come.

        Rammer Jammer, Yeller Hammer;
        GO TO HELL ALABAMMER!!

  4. peachy May 16, 2014 at 7:09 pm #

    Alabama did recruit Pat White. Its not hard to find the old articles about it.

    Tim Watts from Tidesports.com wrote an article on 12/05/2003: “Tide staff pushing hard for verbal from star ATH”

    So yes, Alabama did recruit and offer Pat White.

    • Crimsonite May 16, 2014 at 10:35 pm #

      Look stupid Bitch, Bama started recruiting him, but when he indicated that he was only interested in the QB position and Bama was only recruiting him as an athlete, the recruiting stopped. Besides that he was only a damn 3* and not even the dumbest of asses offers a 3* athlete a damn Corvette. Shula was not a crooked coach. He simply didn’t have control of the whole situation. If some retarded dumbass motherfucking booster was stupid enough to mention a Corvette to a damn 3* who wanted what Bama wouldn’t give, then that’s his fucking problem. The deal never went down – so fuck it. Shula was not Saban. And the bullshit about Bear Bryant was just that – bullshit. The Saturday Evening post went slap damn out of business after accusing Bear falsely of illegal activities. Besides, nobody here gives a shit what you think. Barnrat!

      • Indiana Vol May 19, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

        Stick it in your ear Dumb $HIT!

    • ITK May 17, 2014 at 4:24 am #

      Do you get all your info from “AUFAMILY.COM”? That place is money, I’m sure…

      Shula was grilled time and again for not recruiting the Mobile area at all. I’m not claiming there wasn’t any interest as a WR, but I am saying that websites other than AUFAMILY.COM indicate that interest had waned to the point that Bama wasn’t amoung the schools listed on credible recruiting services as those vying for his signature. You typically don’t offer a car to a 3-star spread QB when you run a pro-style, under center offense.

      I know you need to take a tylenol in trying to take this all in; I’ll wait. (Typical peachy B.S. volleying back in 3…2…1…)

      • peachy May 17, 2014 at 7:56 am #

        You posted that Alabama didn’t recruit Pat White. I gave you an article written by an Alabama writer showing that they DID recruit Pat White. Im not stating whether or not they offered him a car; that’s a claim that cant be verified. But it has been verified that Alabama did recruit him; contrary to what you posted.

        • The Conduit May 17, 2014 at 8:40 am #

          The only thing that you verified is something someone else wrote.

          Only problem is you didn’t read what the coach who had any contact ever with White said. That, or you don’t believe him? I’m not sure. These non-stories are always fun. They reveal so much about so many.

          • peachy May 17, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

            I did read what he said:

            “I don’t think he ever took an official visit that I remember,” Woods said. “I never met him. I saw him play and he was a good athlete, but I don’t think he ever took a trip to Tuscaloosa or ever was in camp that I recall.”

            “I didn’t recruit Pat, but I remember he wanted to be a quarterback,” former Alabama recruiting coordinator Sparky Woods recently said. Woods is now the head coach at Virginia Military Institute. “I remember a discussion that we weren’t going to recruit him as a quarterback. That was kind of a closed book on him pretty early because he wanted to be a quarterback.”

            He doesn’t “think” he took an official visit. And “HE” didnt recruit him. That’s a long way from saying they never recruited him. And then he says he remembers they weren’t going to recruit his as a QB. Again, they never say they DIDNT recruit him at all.

  5. crimson hammah May 17, 2014 at 11:43 am #

    anybody with a damn bit of sense knows he meant the barnrats

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