White signs with Georgetown

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By John Herndon

Anderson County High School senior Jo Jo White signed an NAIA national letter-of-intent to play golf with Georgetown College during a ceremony at the school last Thursday.

White joins Anderson classmates Marcus Lake and Jacob Flora, both of whom signed with the Tigers earlier in the year. The trio had made a pact to attend the same school to play golf collegiately, if at all possible.

“That is very unusual,” Georgetown coach Flash Williams said of three players from the same high school playing golf together at the next level. “For me, I am very fortunate.”

White, who averaged a 36 over nine holes last fall, says that Georgetown’s home at Cherry Blossom is one of his favorites. “I love that course,” he said.
White qualified for a state golf tournament berth two years ago as a sophomore.

Williams said that Anderson coach T.J. Spivey, a former Georgetown player, gave a glowing report on White, as did another former Anderson player, current Georgetown senior Drew Hockensmith. “We feel he can be one of the eight or nine best players in the (Mid-South) conference.”

White plans on studying nursing at the school.
Williams added that Lake and Flora should be in the mix of things for varsity playing time as well. “They are both strong golfers,” Williams said, “and come highly recommended.”