It Appears Ohio State Freshman Brendon White is Changing Positions — Again

By 11W Staff on June 14, 2017 at 7:38 pm
Ohio State's Brendon White is moving to safety.

Brendon White was one of the most intriguing prospects in Ohio State's highly-touted 2017 recruiting class.

Intriguing because nobody knew exactly where White, the No. 3-ranked athlete nationally in the 2017 class, was going to play in college.

The nation's 126th-ranked overall prospect from Olentangy Liberty High School was an early enrollee who was on campus in time to practice during Ohio State's bowl preparation last winter. During those workouts, White practiced with the linebackers.

But during spring practice, White switched over to wide receiver. It seemed like he found a home there as wide receivers coach Zach Smith said White had a solid spring.

"He's doing really well," Smith said. "He's got a long way to go but he's a big, physical receiver. And he catches everything. He'll run a route with poor technique and everything wrong and he'll still make a play. I was telling him that's a good problem. We can get you coached up on how to run the route. It's hard when a guy runs a perfect route and can't make a play.

But on Wednesday, the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder offered up another strong indication that he's switching positions again. White posted "#BIA" on his personal Twitter account, which stands for Best In America — the acronym used by members of the Ohio State secondary.

Additionally, White's Twitter bio has been updated to say "Safety @ The Ohio State University." He's looking for a new number, too, as the No. 80 he wore during spring practice at wide receiver wouldn't exactly pop at safety. 

This will be the third position White will try his hand at since arriving at Ohio State. We'll see if it's his last.

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