PAMELA SCOTT JOHNSON Staff Writer
January 8, 2013
Former Williamson High School and Tug Valley quarterback Chuck White will be heading to West Virginia Wesleyan to try his hand at football again.
White had signed with WVU Tech to play baseball this past fall and attended that school this past semester.
But his heart was in football. White played all three sports while in high school, including basketball. He helped Williamson make it to the state tournament as a junior and was a member of Tug Valley’s Class AA state title team last March after the consolidation forced the closing of WHS.
White decided to attend Tug Valley rather than the new Mingo Central High School.
“The Coach here offered me plenty of snaps and reps in spring practice and an equal opportunity to start against the quarterback that is here,” White said.
West Virginia Wesleyan is coached by George Shehl.
“He said he can’t wait to have me out and he would be personally coaching me and that he’s excited,” White said while home on Christmas break.
“I’m excited because I’ve always loved football, it’s in my blood. And when I was re-offered my scholarship and was told I could come play (at Wesleyan) - I jumped on the opportunity,” White added.
White’s former high school coach Doug Ward said, “Chuck has a good live arm especially throwing the deep ball. He is of strong character and can do well. He has heard all the sermons about using sports to get the an education.”
“I’ve been given the choice to play baseball along with football come next year and I think I’ll play both. I’ll have four years of eligibility athletically because this year was my redshirt year,” he added.
Nate Montana served as quarterback for the Bobcats last season. He is the son of hall of fame NFL quarterback Joe Montana.
White is a 6-4, 215 pound prospect.
Shehl comes to Buckhannon after two seasons at the University of Charleston where he served as the team’s assistant head coach, special teams coach and defensive coordinator. In 2012, Shehl’s defensive unit ranked third in total defense (264.5), eighth against the pass (163.8), sixth in sacks (35) and 15th versus the run (100.7).
Prior to Charleston, he worked stints as a graduate assistant at Marshall, West Virginia and The Citadel.
The Clarksburg, W.Va. native graduated from Robert C. Byrd High school.