Almost four months after parting ways with UCLA, and nearly nine months after very serious allegations were made against him, it appears Torian White is set to resume his collegiate career.
While the school has yet to announce the addition, David Talbot of NFLDraftDiamonds.com is reporting that White has transferred into the Hampton University football program. An email to the HU athletic department seeking confirmation has yet to be returned. The player himself, though, seemed to confirm the report.
“I’m blessed to be here, but I’m gonna work the way I would at any other school, and harder than I did at UCLA,” White told the website.
If the report comes to fruition, it would be the continuation of what’s been an up and down last handful of months for the offensive lineman.
In mid-November last year, White was arrested for suspicion of sexual assault. The arrest occurred around 3 a.m. local time at an off-campus apartment complex after police officers responded to a disturbance. No charges have been filed, but the case reportedly remains under investigation.
White was indefinitely suspended from the team after his arrest before deciding to — willingly or unwillingly — leave the program in April.
After starting all 14 games as a redshirt freshman in 2012, White started the first five games in 2013 before suffering a broken ankle in early October. The left tackle did not play again that season because of a combination of the injury and suspension.