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Brendon White

SAF

Player profile

  • Height 6-2
  • Weight 215
  • Hometown Powell, Ohio
  • Last School Olentangy Liberty
  • Year Junior

Ohio State Overview: Brendon White is a true sophomore who is in his second season with the program … he played in five games last year as a true freshman for the Big Ten champion Buckeyes … is a versatile and talented athlete and has played some at receiver and in the secondary … appears to be settled into the safety position … he was one of nine from the 2017 recruiting class to graduate from high school early and enroll in classes at Ohio State in January … White is majoring in sport industry.

More on Brendon: White was a multi-position star for coach Steve Hale at Olentangy Liberty … a consensus 4-star recruit, White was rated the No. 2 athlete in the class by Rivals and the No. 3 athlete by 247Sports … Rivals also ranked him the No. 2 player in Ohio and the No. 91 player nationally … moved to quarterback in 2016 after being named a first-team Associated Press all-state defensive back in 2015 … helped Liberty (13-1) win its first regional championship in 2016 and advance to the Ohio Division I state semifinals for the first time in school history … scored five touchdowns – four of them off receptions – in a regional semifinal win over Medina … named area offensive player of the year in 2016 with 799 passing yards and 11 scores, 842 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns, plus had 22 receptions and four more touchdowns … Associated Press all-state season as a junior in 2015 featured six interceptions on defense, catching 26 passes as a receiver and accumulating 11 touchdowns and nearly 1,200 all-purpose yards … is the son of Nikol and William White … father was a 1987 Ohio State captain and an all-Big Ten defensive back who went on to have an 11-year career in the NFL playing for the Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons.