Ohio State 2019 Rose Bowl Defensive MVP to enter NCAA Transfer Portal?
What a difference one year can make. Ohio State Football safety Brendon White was helping to improve the OSU defense just one year ago, but he has entered his name in the NCAA transfer pool per multiple sources.
He finished the 2018 football season as a break-out defensive player with 45 tackles including four tackles for loss, and one interception. His performance against Washington in the Rose Bowl resulted in Defensive MVP honors with his seven tackles, including two for loss and one pass breakup.
White was a junior coming into the current football season for Ohio State and was expected to continue to have a major impact at the new “Bullet” position — a hybrid safety/linebacker position. His time on the field was limited to start the season and non-existent the final few games with the Buckeyes employing mostly just one high safety in a new scheme.
He recorded 19 tackles this season including two tackles for loss, one sack, and one pass breakup through the first 10 games, but did not play against Penn State, The Team Up North, or against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship. When asked about his absence for the B1G Ten Championship, head coach Ryan Day stated: “He wasn’t available for personal reasons” and it is to be determined if he will travel with the team to the Fiesta Bowl.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are set to compete against the Clemson Tigers in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday, December 28th at 8:00 PM EST. The winner will earn a spot in the National Championship game.
But first, we’re getting some of the end of the regular season drama and nuggets that seem to work their way out into the light this time of year. There’s no word on where White is looking to transfer to, but as that materializes, we’ll let you know.