Pat White has inserted himself into sports talk.
When referring to current Alabama running back Derrick Henry’s Instagram photo of his new ride, the former WVU QB said Alabama offered him a Corvette to sign with the Tide on Facebook.
“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 Facebook post said.
The three-star White excelled as a QB at West Virginia from 2005-2008.
Amid the claims, former Alabama running backs coach Sparky Woods, who coached under then-head coach Mike Shula, said the Tide had little interest in the player.
“I didn’t recruit Pat, but I remember he wanted to be a quarterback,” Woods told Rivals. “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.
“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.”
Ironically enough, Alabama opens the 2014 season against, you guessed it, West Virginia.
Updated: A reporter asked Nick Saban about White’s claim, and Saban, while during a Nashville stop of the Crimson Caravan today, responded, “I didn’t even know it happened. So I can’t comment on it. … Is that the best thing we can talk about? … kiss my ass.”
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