USF names sophomore Mike White starting QB

Sophmore quarterback Mike White will start for South Florida when the bulls open the season on Aug. 30 against Western Carolina.

Mike White, who started five games last season for USF, will start for the Bulls on Aug. 30.

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South Florida has named sophomore Mike White as its starting quarterback.

White was competing with junior Steven Bench, a Penn State transfer, freshman Quinton Flowers and walk-on Evan Wilson.

The 6-foot-5, 195-pound White threw for 1,083 yards with three touchdowns and nine interceptions in six games last season. He had an up-and-down season as a true freshman, but had the best debut in school history when he threw for 311 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a loss at Houston on Oct. 31.

White was a 247Sports three-star quarterback at Fort Lauderdale University School, leading the team to the state Class 3A title as a senior.