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DB Brendon White (transfer to Rutgers)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by MD Buckeye, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    Sounds great in theory: bringing him closer to the LOS to make plays.... but that also creates a void @ the safety position AGAIN on passing downs, which wasn't as big of an issue as run fill for the safeties but was still an issue at times throughout the season.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2019
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  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Ohio State’s recruiting class of 2017 is entering a pivotal season.

    Those Buckeyes are entering their third season in Columbus, which means they’re expected to be ready to play significant roles for Ohio State if they haven’t already. Each of them now have two years as Ohio State players under their belts, and by the end of the upcoming season, all of them will be on the back end of their careers while some of them will have decisions to make about whether it’s time to go to the NFL.

    With that in mind, Eleven Warriors is taking an individual look this offseason at each of Ohio State’s third-year players – in descending order of their 247Sports composite recruiting rankings – and the expectations that preceded their Ohio State careers, how they have performed in their first two seasons as Buckeyes and the outlook for the remainder of their careers.

    The second half of the Third-Year Reset (and 10th installment overall) begins with safety Brendon White, who is in line to play a new role for Ohio State’s defense this season after coming out of nowhere to emerge as an impact player for the Buckeyes in the second half of last season.

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  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Six for Saturday: Buckeyes Primed For Stardom In 2019

    Last year, the Buckeyes had a star emerge at quarterback as Dwayne Haskins set all kinds of Ohio State passing records. The year before, it was freshman running back JK Dobbins.

    In 2016, you saw Malik Hooker, Curtis Samuel, Marshon Lattimore, Nick Bosa and I can’t even remember who else become stars.

    It happens every year. New stars take over and become household names in the college football world.

    This year will be no different. There is no shortage of possible new stars for Ohio State in 2019, but for our purposes we’ll keep it to just six or so names.

    Brendon White – Bullet, Jr.
    Brendon White is being put at a position that is asked to make a lot of plays at all three levels of the defense. He will get to blitz, he’ll get to cover, he’ll defend the run, and from down-to-down his duties will change. White showed that he was an effective tackler last season. Now at Bullet, we’ll get to see him put into even more of a playmaker role. He was always going to be the first guy to get a look at Bullet. Expect him to have some big games in 2019 with some big, big plays.

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  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Morning Conversational: What Has Greg Mattison Seen From Brendon White So Far?


    The Ohio State football team has gone through a number of changes from January until now.

    A new head coach. New defensive staff. New quarterback room.

    But perhaps no single Buckeye has gone through more changes than junior Brendon White.

    After spending a second or two at linebacker prior to his freshman season, and then a stint at wide receiver, White was moved to safety. Last year as a sophomore, he stepped in during the middle of the season and solidified OSU’s deep safety position for the first time all season.

    In doing so, he seemingly settled the spot in the coming years as well.

    But then OSU head coach Ryan Day went out and hired some defensive coaches who believed the Buckeyes were lacking a hybrid safety/linebacker.

    They quickly locked on to White as their top target at the position and this spring seemingly proved their intuition.

    “I think we definitely put him in the best position for his skill level,” co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison said last week. “We play a lot of man coverage and to do that as a safety sometimes you have to have the ability to play down on a slot. You have to play against a really good player and sometimes safeties can’t do that. Therefore you come with packages.”

    Those packages will see him alternating with Sam linebacker Pete Werner. Depending on the opponent, down, or distance, it will generally either be White or Werner in the lineup.

    “Pete Werner is an outstanding football player,” Mattison said. “Him playing outside of the box might not make him as good a player, where Brendon might be. So you come up with what we’re calling the Bullet position where he can cover that guy. We’re trying to make him that position and that’s not always easy, especially when you’ve had a lot of success playing zone coverage as a free safety. Now you’re playing a lot of man coverage so we say how can we make it best for him?”

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  5. kujirakira

    kujirakira Senior

    Nothing against Werner, but I'd rather have White on the field every play ... or at least a lot more than half.
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  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Ranking Ohio State’s 2019 Playmakers on Defense: No. 2 — BUL Brendon White


    The No. 2 player on this list began his career at Ohio State as a linebacker, then spent time at wide receiver, then found a home at safety last season, and is now playing a position that didn’t even exist eight months ago.

    No. 2 — Brendon White, Junior Bullet
    Brendon White was a Buckeye long before he ever signed his letter of intent.

    A legacy — his father William was a defensive back at Ohio State in the 1980s, White grew up knowing full well about OSU. (Playing high school football in central Ohio didn’t hurt either.)

    White was the No. 3 athlete in the 2017 recruiting class and the No. 2 player in Ohio. He committed in October of 2015 because why wait.

    He enrolled early and actually practiced at linebacker a bit during bowl prep prior to even enrolling. He was then moved to wide receiver when Noah Brown unexpectedly entered the NFL Draft. He spent the entire spring at receiver as a freshman, but moved to safety during the summer.

    Last season as a sophomore, White watched as the Buckeyes went back and forth between Isaiah Pryor and Jahsen Wint at deep safety before finally having to turn to him because of injuries and a suspension.

    White’s first significant action came nine games into the season last year. In that game against Nebraska, all White did was lead the team with 13 tackles and 2 tackles for loss.

    He was in the starting lineup the rest of the season.

    Over the final six games, White put up 41 tackles, which tied Tuf Borland for second on the team in that span, behind Malik Harrison’s 46.

    This past winter, head coach Ryan Day brought in Greg Mattison and Al Washington to rebuild his defense, and part of that process was the implementation of the hybrid linebacer/safety spot known as the Bullet. Brendon White was given first crack at winning the job in the spring, and he succeeded. It will be his fourth — and probably final — position at Ohio State.

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  7. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  9. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Where has he been?
  10. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

  11. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

    Guess it’s too hard to complain about anything since this season has been incredible but this bugs the shit out of me. I struggle with the “he has no role in this defense” sentiment because he’s a guy that defend the pass, run and tackle in space. You’re telling me there’s just nothing you could have done for him in this system?

    I’ll never understand.
  12. BuckWrestler141

    BuckWrestler141 Senior '18 Bowl Mania Champ

    I can't imagine wanting out before the playoffs are over. If there is no role for you then transfer at the end of the year (if you must). But to be bothered by it to the point you don't travel when you are the favorites to win a national title? Craziness.

    Thought the same thing when Fournette's much less talented brother quit LSU towards the end of this season.
  13. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Someone needs to get him together with Coop and Hilliard for a chat.
  14. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    Yeah, I agree. If you can continue to find a place for Borland on this defense when he can't cover anyone out of the backfield, and continues to lose TE's on PA passes, you gotta be able to find a place for someone who tackled better than just about anybody on that defense last year.

    Would hate to lose him, especially with all the departures in the secondary next year. Work him back in with the safties.
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  15. sflbuck

    sflbuck Junior

    Day said today that Brendon didn't make the trip for personal reasons. This may be a case where everyone might want to give him some space.
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