The Citadel got a bit of bad news this week when third-team quarterback Trey White left school for personal reasons.
White, a 6-0, 200-pound redshirt freshman from Atlanta, often earned praise from coach Kevin Higgins while redshirting last year, but had a quiet preseason camp. He was No. 3 on the depth chart behind starter Ben Dupree and backup Aaron Miller, and was likely going to play only in mop-up situations, or if someone got hurt.
The most immediate impact of White’s departure is in the punt return game, where the Bulldogs had been planning for Dupree to get some time returning punts. Without White, it seems less likely that The Citadel would risk their starting QB on punt returns. That means slotback Vinny Miller is likely to return most punts.
The Bulldogs also will need a third-team QB. One possibility is to dress true freshman Cam Jackson as an emergency QB and hope that he is not forced into action so that he can redshirt this season. Scout-team QB Dane Anderson also could be used in emergencies.