Up The Charts

An Ohio wide receiver with offers from MAC schools is receiving interest from two Big East powers.

Jordan White, a big wideout with the speed to get downfield and the strength to do damage after the catch has offers from Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Bowling Green and Buffalo, but has also been talking with West Virginia and Louisville. The multi-talented White, who is also a dangerous kick return threat, is hoping that an offer will come through from one of the Big East heavyweights.

"Coach [Bruce] Tall at West Virginia says he likes me a lot, and he has been talking with the wide receivers coach [Butch Jones] about me," the well-spoken White said. "They have a couple of wide receivers coming in to visit, but they are still talking with me, and they said they would call me back and give me an update soon."

The story is much the same at Louisville, where the Cardinals have told White they have one more wide receiver spot open, and are looking at one player in front of White. That player could be Latarrius Thomas, who committed and decommitted from Louisville recently.

If one of the Big East schools does end up getting White, they will get a big target who excels at gaining yards after the catch. That ability would fit well at West Virginia, where wide receiver screens and horizontal routes set up receivers for runs after the reception.

"I think my field vision is my best attribute," said White of his talents. I see the field well after I catch the ball, and make the most out of it."

White has already visited Eastern Michigan and Bowling Green, and will visit Western Michigan this coming weekend. He has not officially visited either WVU or Louisville, but has taken unofficial visits to the Cardinal campus.

As a senior, White had 50 receptions for 656 yards and eight touchdowns, and added 14 rushes for 346 yards and another five scores. To cap off his stellar season, he also averaged 38 yards per punt return, and racked up another six touchdowns on kick returns.

While White is pleased to have the offers from the MAC schools, he is playing the waiting game to see what the Big East schools will do.

"If I got an offer from either West Virginia or Lousiville, it would put them at the top of my list," said White, who plans to play out the recruiting process to see what additional offers come his way.

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