As the first quarterback to start and win four bowl games, West Virginia's Pat White was one of the most successful college players of the past decade.
"I pay attention to how his players react to Coach Harbaugh," White said. "They all want to win for him. And he seems to treat them how they want to be treated. I'm excited to get to know him on that level -- if I do get that opportunity. I'm very optimistic about making it back to the NFL."
Harbaugh recently stated his goal to find a quarterback to push Kaepernick, most likely in a backup role. White has been working with noted quarterback coach George Whitfield to improve his subpar passing ability, but it's still premature to project him in the No. 2 role that would allow the 49ers to run the same offense in the event of a Kaepernick injury.