Patrick White Picking Up Big Offers

Pickerington Central's Patrick White has had a very impressive month of May. White has added offers from Oregon, Kansas, Louisville and Michigan State. Does White still plan on camping at Ohio State with hopes of earning an offer? Bill Greene has the latest on this two-way athlete.

Patrick White [Pickerington Central] has quietly put together one of the top offer lists in Ohio. White, the son of former Buckeye Terry White, has been adding offers weekly and now has a total of twelve.

"Recruiting has been going great for me," White reported. "A lot of colleges have stopped by to see me and that feels good. I have twelve offers right now. The biggest ones are Louisville, Kansas, Indiana, Michigan State and Oregon. I plan on going to Michigan State and Kansas for unofficial visits. I'm also planning to go to camps at Illinois, West Virginia and Ohio State. I have the whole month of June set up for visits or camps. I'm still hoping to attract more offers."

White plays wide receiver and defensive back for Central, and he says most schools are indicating he could end up on either side of the ball in college.

"Most schools want to see me in camp and have me work with their position coaches," he stated. "Even the schools that have offered are telling me they aren't sure where they like me best. They want to bring me into their program as an athlete and see where I fit in best. I feel more comfortable at wide receiver but it really doesn't matter to me. I need more work and more coaching to play the cornerback position. I think I have enough speed. I'm running track and we qualified for the state in the 4X200."

White, 6-foot and 175-pounds, is still hearing from several schools that haven't offered to this point.

"I'm still hearing from Michigan," he said. "Michigan said they understand that I can't get to their camp but they're evaluating my film. They said I'm one of the top Ohio players on their board. Iowa called last night and they said I'm still in their plans. West Virginia is a place I've been to and I'm looking forward to getting back down there again. They called me a few nights ago. I'm also going to Ohio State on June 8th."

White is still hearing from the Buckeye staff and knows he needs an exceptional camp performance to receive an offer.

"I talk with Taver Johnson and they know I'm coming to camp," White said. "I did well last year at their camp and I know I need to go and prove to them that I'm deserving of an offer. I know [teammate and Buckeye commit] Jamie Wood has spoken to coach [Jim] Tressel about me and they're anxious to see me in action. If the offer comes that would be great. If it doesn't, then that's fine. I know I'm the underdog and I have to prove myself and respond to the challenge. I've always done well at camps, so I'll do my best and let the chips fall where they may. I'm happy with my offer list and I'm hoping to add more."

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