“What an incredible two years it has been,” White wrote in a statement posted to his Twitter page. “With constant prayer and discussion with my family and close friends, I have decided to spend the remainder of my college career at Texas A&M.”
Both White and head coach Jim Schlossnagle talked about the departure in short statements sent from TCU Athletics Friday morning.
“We would like to thank Boomer and his family for their efforts during his time at TCU and wish him the best in all of his future endeavors,” Schlossnagle said in the statement.
White later released a longer, more detailed statement on Twitter Friday afternoon.
“Baseball is baseball and I love it, but for me and my family, I see deeper into this decision to leave TCU,” he wrote. “This decision has nothing to do with baseball. It was a personal decision that was best for me.”
The hero of TCU’s first two Fort Worth Regional games, White was named regional MVP at the end of the tournament. He had seven hits, including the game-winner of TCU’s 22-inning game against Sam Houston State, in the regional.
“It was a fantastic two years and I love every one of y’all,” White wrote. “I’m excited to start this new journey in my life and see what God has in store for me.”
The Frogs went 48-18 on the year and earned the school’s first-ever Big 12 title.
White, who earned first team All-Big 12 honors in 2014, led the team in batting average in 2013 and hits in 2014. He finished his time at TCU with 143 hits, 67 runs and a .314 batting average.
Including White, the Frogs have six members of this year’s starting lineup to replace. Pitcher Brandon Finnegan, designated hitter Jerrick Suiter and first baseman Kevin Cron all left early to start their professional careers.
Senior catcher Kyle Bacak and senior right fielder Dylan Fitzgerald, on the other hand, both finished their four years of eligibility with TCU this season.
“Wherever I go I will always take the great TCU memories with me and never forget that glorious Omaha ride,” White wrote. “Thanks for everything Horned Frog Nation.”
Below is White’s full statement from his Twitter page.
Thank you TCU, it’s been a great ride. I’m excited what God has in store for me and my family in years to come. pic.twitter.com/CZ0oV7otWl
— Boomer White (@boom42boom) July 11, 2014