Chardon's White Talks About Junior Day

Chardon, Ohio, offensive lineman David White attended Ohio State's Junior Day Feb. 7. White missed his junior season due to a foot injury, but is determined to prove himself at camps this summer. Click here for more on his story and his impression of the festivities at OSU.

Chardon, Ohio, offensive lineman David White was among 40 juniors to attend OSU's Junior Day festivities Feb. 7.

White (6-2 ½, 300, 5.26) missed his entire junior season after suffering a broken foot. But, similar to the case of OSU signee Jon Skinner of Mount Carmel, Pa., who also missed a good bit of his junior year, schools are keeping tabs on White.

"I went through two-a-days and a scrimmage, but then I broke my foot and had to have surgery," White said. "They say I should be 100 percent in about three weeks. I am jogging right now."

Schools have been slow to offer, but White is getting interest from a number of places like Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Iowa, West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Bowling Green. He said he plans to camp at BGSU, OSU and either Michigan or Iowa this summer.

"Everybody is saying they want to see me in camp," White said. "They want to see me in person and see how I'm doing since I had no junior season for them to look at. It's important that I hit a bunch of camps and do the best I can.

"At Ohio State, I talked to (assistant director of football operations) Dick Tressel and talked to Jim Tressel a little bit. I also talked to (offensive coordinator Jim) Bollman as well. We talked to Dick Tressel when we were on the bus to the basketball game and he was pushing the camp."

White recalled the sequence of events from OSU's first Junior Day for this class.

"We got there and got to see the (atrium) at the Woody Hayes Center where they have all the Heisman Trophies," he said. "That was neat because we got to see some things we had never seen before. I like their new turf in the indoor facility. That's what we have on our playing field at Chardon. I liked their facilities and their weight room. Their strength coach, Allan Johnson, talked about the remodeling they want to do.

"Then, they had a couple of players, Branden Joe and A.J. Hawk, come in and talk to us about the program and Coach Tressel. That was neat to hear from a couple of the players.

"We took some tours. We saw the weight room and the training room. It really impressed me with the training room and the way the staff there specializes in what they do. The athletes and the football players are a major priority. The locker room was nice. I liked it a lot.

"Then, we went to the basketball game (with Michigan State). Everybody we met was friendly. Overall, I was very impressed."

White holds a 2.5 GPA and will take college entrance tests this spring.

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