The Hurry-Up: Ohio 2027 Tight End D'Angelo White Was Thrilled to Pick Up an Offer from Ohio State in June, Devin Sanchez Works out with Jeff Okudah

By Garrick Hodge on July 8, 2024 at 5:30 pm
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He’s only entering his sophomore season, but in-state tight end D’Angelo White was one of the more physically imposing tight ends who camped at Ohio State last month.

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Villa Angela-St. Joseph standout picked up an Ohio State offer from Ryan Day and Keenan Bailey on June 11 following an impressive performance in individual drills and one-on-ones in camp that day. White grew up an Ohio State fan and said one of his first and best memories of watching the Buckeyes came during their national title run in the 2014 season. Picking up an offer from his hometown team meant a lot to the 2027 prospect. 

“It felt good because it’s a school I’d potentially like to go to for college and I’ve got a couple of guys that I know who go there,” White told Eleven Warriors following his offer. “They told me I’m disciplined, I know how to move and block and I’m very comfortable out there.” 

White is the high school teammate of four-star 2025 Ohio State running back commit Bo Jackson and says the pair talk nearly every day about what it’s like to be recruited by the Buckeyes. He added he hasn’t ruled out eventually teaming up with Jackson in college. 

“It’s very exciting Bo (will play at Ohio State) because he’s a cool dude, a coachable kid and stays out of trouble,” White said. 

White has picked up 11 Division I offers, a list that includes the likes of Michigan, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Purdue and West Virginia.

“My best attributes are catching the ball and blocking,” White said of his on-field game. “I’m good at blocking but I could work on some more things to get better at blocking in the run game. (Coach Bailey) said the things we worked on here, go do them on your own time so you can improve on them when you come back next time.” 

It’s unclear if White will return to campus for a game this fall, but he says he at least envisions attending the Ohio State spring game next year. White said while there’s still a long time left to go in his recruitment, he’d consider Ohio State his leader at the moment. 

Devin Sanchez works out with Jeff Okudah

Five-star 2025 cornerback Devin Sanchez has been one of Ohio State’s leaders of the 2025 cycle ever since his commitment in January. 

On Saturday, Sanchez got to work out with a former Ohio State cornerback and fellow Texan Jeff Okudah while at an Under Armour defensive back retreat. 

Sanchez is considered the No. 5 overall prospect and top-rated cornerback in the 2025 class per 247Sports’ composite rankings. He and five-star Alabama product Na’eem Offord, the No. 2 cornerback in 2025, make up the Buckeyes’ star-studded cornerback corps for the current cycle.

David Sanders Jr. sets commitment for Aug. 17

In case you missed it from Sunday evening, Ohio State’s top remaining target in the 2025 recruiting class has set a decision date. 

Five-star 2025 offensive tackle David Sanders Jr. released a final four of Ohio State, Georgia, Nebraska and Tennessee on Sunday and announced he’ll commit on Aug. 17. 

Sanders made his official visit to Ohio State on June 21 and has visited all three of his other finalists. With the decision coming in August, it’s possible he could take more visits to any of the four schools mentioned in late July when the dead period officially ends. As it stands now, OSU and Tennessee are both thought to be the frontrunners fighting for Sanders’ commitment.

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