From Rebel to Colonel

RA tight end Scott White commits to Nicholls State


Steven Pray

Riverside Academy tight end Scott White announced his commitment to Nichols State University this week.

Noah Trepagnier, Sports Editor

Riverside Academy senior tight end Scott White has committed to Nicholls State University after a weekend visit with the coaches. According to his Twitter, Nicholls offered him a preferred walk-on spot for their football team for the fall of 2023. White comes from a strong bloodline of athletes. His brother John White plays quarterback at Mississippi College. His father, John White Sr., is the head coach for the Rebels basketball team and a football assistant coach.

The 6–foot-1, 235 pound tight end had 17 catches for 401 yards in 2022, making him the leading receiver for the team in his senior season with the Rebels. White was also a volatile asset on the defensive side of the ball, recording 38 tackles, 13 for a loss, four sacks, and one fumble recovery for a touchdown. White is also an athlete in track, winning the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools state championship in the shot put with a throw of 51 feet, 2-1/2 inches his junior year at Oak Forest Academy. He is competing for the Rebels track team this spring.

“I committed to Nicholls because I had a fun time on the tour and the people and staff were great,” White said. “I am very excited to go.”