Brendon White is one of the most athletic members of Ohio State's 2017 recruiting class. One of nine early enrollees, White said on National Signing Day Feb. 1 that even he wasn't sure which position group he would practice with when spring drills opened in March. White played everything for Olentangy Liberty High School and was thought to have the potential to be a playmaking linebacker in college.
White offered another clue to answer that question on Monday evening: wide receiver. He will wear Noah Brown's old No. 80.
#80 for spring ball— Brendon White (@therealestbw0) March 6, 2017
This follows another tweet from White on Jan. 10 that started the thoughts he would join Zach Smith's unit room, shortly after he enrolled in classes in Columbus.
On Monday, Ohio State announced James Clark would not return for a fifth season at wide receiver after graduating this spring. That leaves the Buckeyes without any scholarship seniors at the position. To offer reinforcements, White at wide receiver means there are four receivers in Ohio State's latest recruiting class. He joins Jaylen Harris, Trevon Grimes and Elijah Gardiner.
Junior and special teams ace Eric Glover-Williams also sent a tweet that he will move from safety to wide receiver this year.
The Buckeyes hold their first spring practice of the year on Tuesday morning at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.