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3-star QB Pickett-White to decide midseason

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Three-star quarterback DeUndre Pickett-White of Miami (Fla.) Southwest would like to make his decision at the midpoint of the season and his primary finalists are USF and Marshall, with Cincinnati and South Alabama serving as fallback options.
Pickett-White said he will take officials visits to Marshall and South Florida at a date to be decided.
It's widely assumed Marshall is the leader after he and South Florida backed off from Pickett-White's verbal commitment in March. Marshall is the school he keeps in touch with the most.
"They have a lot of interest and they're keeping in touch with me almost every day," the 6-foot, 190-pound Pickett-White said.
He's also close with current Thundering Herd quarterback Rakeem Cato, who is also from Miami.
"He's a good friend and seeing him develop as he did at Marshall, I can see myself in his shoes," Pickett-White said.
As for South Florida, while his commitment with the Bulls ended, he considers the word "de-commit" inaccurate.
"I really didn't inform them (that I de-committed)," he said. "After I committed, me and coach had a little talk and they just told me to hold it out, play the season and make my decision."
Pickett-White admits he hasn't kept in touch with South Florida since March, but said he's "still considering them."
Cincinnati and South Alabama remain in the mix because of the offensive schemes the two programs run.
"I like their offenses and that they throw the ball a lot," he said. "They both use the read option, which I'm very good at."
Pickett-White threw for 2,000 passing yards and 25 touchdowns and rushed for 450 yards and 5 touchdowns last season.
Adam Krohn is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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