ACCOLADES: White played multiple positions during his high school career, including quarterback, defensive back and wide receiver. As a senior, he led the Patriots to the Ohio Division 1 state semifinal game. He finished his senior campaign with 11 passing touchdowns, 10 rushing touchdowns and four receiving touchdowns after earning AP all-state honors as a defensive back in 2015 as a junior.
WHITE SAYS: “I have two numbers right now for offense and defense. Right now I am just working out and working hard, and they will put me where it best fits me so I can be successful. When I first got here, Coach Meyer brought me in as offense. Noah Brown left and that was a shock to him. At the end of the day, I am just trying to get on the field.”
EXPERT’S TAKE: “I love the size, length and over- all athletic ability of Brendon White and think he is the type of player that will flourish at Ohio State. While he could easily play either side of the football, it appears he will be starting out at wide receiver. He could also be successful at linebacker or safety, but he has the skills to contribute at Ohio State at what- ever position they see fit.” – Bill Greene
PERSONAL: White is the son of Nikol and William White, who was a captain on Ohio State’s 1987 team as an All-Big Ten defensive back who played 11 years in the NFL. Brendon graduated early from Olentangy Liberty and began practicing with the Buckeyes in December during bowl prep.
2017 OUTLOOK: Recruited as an athlete, White played mostly quarterback in his senior year of high school. Once he arrived on campus, even he wasn't sure where the Buckeye coaching staff would put him. Now, White is part of a wide receiver group that is young and has a lot to prove. It is unlikely he cracks the two-deep as a receiver this season, but because of his athletic ability, will probably see time on special teams as a freshman.
COMMIT DATE: October 3, 2015