Converted LB Zaquandre White nabs pick-six

Redshirt freshman Zaquandre White took reps at running back during spring practice and was solid. That’s why it was very surprising to see him donning a garnet jersey, which is typically worn by defensive players, when Florida State began fall camp on Monday.

The Seminoles thinnest position on defense is at linebacker and that’s where the coaches pegged White to contribute. His footwork, due to his time at running back, and athleticism already has White making an impact in practice.

The North Fort Myers native also has a natural instinct to find the ball. White posted a clip to his Instagram of a play he made during 7-on-7 earlier this week. The 6-foot-0, 210-pound newly converted linebacker dropped back into coverage while reading Deondre Francois’ eyes before exploding out of his backpedal, picking off a pass, and taking it the other way.

White sprinted all the way to the end zone, high-stepping the final 20 yards. He certainly looks to be having fun again after a redshirt year where he was unable to contribute on the field. It’ll be interesting to see what Raymond Woodie can harness out of White’s abilities.

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