Louisville first to offer monster OH lineman

Brandon White, a 6-5, 315-pound monster from Colerain HS, is the second Cincinnati offensive lineman to pick up a Louisville scholarship offer this week. White says he was excited about the Cardinals offer. Is he considering making an early commitment?

Brandon White, a 6-5, 315-pound monster from Colerain HS, is the second Cincinnati offensive lineman to pick up a Louisville scholarship offer this week. White says he was excited about the Cardinals offer.

"I'm definitely considering (Louisville) right now and I'm kind of debating committing early and I'm definitely considering it," White said. "I didn't get a chance to go down there this spring but I've already made plans to come down to their senior camp."

White said he had received some correspondence from Louisville in recent months but admitted he was surprised when the Cardinals sent an offer this week – his first offer. "It really caught me by surprise," said White. "I met their coach once and I got a couple letters from them and the offer was about the third or fourth letter that I got from them. I know they have an up and coming program and recruiting great players. It's just a really great school where it would be a positive for me to play there."

White played offensive guard and tackle as a junior for Colerain. He also wrestled in Ohio's heavy weight division and finished with a 22-7 overall record.

White said he's receiving interest from Wisconsin, Virginia, Maryland and Tennessee. He favors Louisville, Wisconsin, Tennessee and West Virginia.

"Louisville is definitely two or three on my list, right around there," White said.

"Louisville is his first offer," Colerain coach Tom Bolden said. "He has Wisconsin that will come down and take a look at him. Iowa has been in on him. Cincinnati is coming out to look at him next week.

"He's an enormous kid – he's big everywhere. He's 6-5, 315 pounds and he looks like he could weigh 335-340 pounds very easy. He has a big head, big shoulders, everything about him. He runs well for his size and he's a real strong kid. He's a real hard worker in the weight room."

"I'm aggressive, tough and very competitive," said White. "I love to compete. I have pretty good field awareness and I like to know what's going on at all times. I'm versatile and I can play every position on the line."

So why did Louisville make their recent move and send an offer White's way – the first program to do so? "When you see the kid he's a good looking athlete, he's a yes sir, no sir kid and he's a hard nosed young man and I think that's what they're looking for," said Bolden. "He was ecstatic about (Louisville) offer. He text me right away and he's fired up to say the least."


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