As scheduled, Ohio State hit the practice field on Saturday morning in preparation for its College Football Playoff matchup with Clemson. But if you follow OhioStateFB on Twitter, you may have noticed an unfamiliar face donning the No. 10 for the Scarlet and Gray.
That's because four-star commit Brendon White was participating in his first practice with the Buckeyes. As an early enrollee who's already graduated from high school and won't play in any postseason all-star games, the Olentangy Liberty product is allowed to participate in bowl practices.
This isn't a new trend, as Alabama starting quarterback Jalen Hurts did the same thing one year ago. It's still noteworthy, though, as White — the third-ranked athlete and No. 114 prospect overall in the Class of 2017 — was warming up with the linebackers.
White racked up 799 yards passing, 842 yards rushing, 220 yards receiving and 25 total touchdowns in leading the Patriots to the state semifinals this fall.