So far this season the athletic Patrick White, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound wide receiver from Pickerington Central High in Ohio is playing on both sides of the ball and has managed to put up some nice numbers.
He has pulled down 29 receptions for 354 yards and two touchdowns and has added 31 tackles and three interceptions (one for a score) from his spot in the defensive backfield.
“We are playing really well,” Whit said of the season. “We are 8-0 right now. To win it all we need to get better offensively. Our defense is hitting people and doing pretty good.”
Many schools are already tracking White and he has been a frequent visitor for the Ohio State home games.
“I go to a lot of the Ohio State games,” White informed. “I went to the Ohio State vs. Akron game, the Ohio State vs. Northwestern game, and the Ohio State vs. Youngstown State game.”
“I went to Cincinnati last week and West Virginia would like for me to come down to their game this weekend. Maryland, Illinois, and Tennessee are all recruiting me as well.”
“Ohio State was really nice they treated me really nice there, and Cincinnati was really nice too. Two of my former players play there so it was nice getting to hang with those guys. Plus the coaching staff is really cool as well.”
White, who already reports an early offer from Akron, is clearly hearing from a number of top schools, and he may be closing in on another.
“Cincinnati pulled my transcript before I went to their game and they said that they are thinking about an early offer, so hopefully that comes,” White explained. “Then we will see what happens after the season.”
White’s older brother Terence (Class of 2007) was easily one of the most athletic guys to walk the halls at Pickerington Central, but two catastrophic knee injuries demolished his chances at landing a D1 scholarship, but that has not stopped him from mentoring his younger brother.
“He is going to Columbus State,” White said of his brother. “He is going to try to walk on wherever I go. His knee is cleared on the 13th and he says that it feels better than it ever has.”
“The person who taught me the most of what I know now is my brother. Athletically he could just do anything. He is fast and he ran great routes. He just had bad luck with his knee. He helps me out a lot. We sit down and look at things and he knows what I can not see on the field and he lets me know some things that I can exploit.”