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Brendon White
Brendon  White

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Powell, Ohio

High School:
Olentangy Liberty

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210

Position:
SAF

Ohio State Overview: Brendon White was one of nine from the 2017 recruiting class to graduate from high school early and enroll in classes at Ohio State in January ... once he graduated from Liberty, he practiced with the Buckeyes during their pre-bowl game practices in Columbus and then competed in the team's spring drills ... competed as a receiver this spring but then moved to safety ... he is majoring in journalism.

More on Brendon: White was an athletic, multi-position star coached by 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.