Ohio State Loses Star Player Before College Football Playoff
Ohio State lost a star player before the College Football Playoff.
Coming into this season there was a lot of speculation that 2019 is when the Buckeyes would fall off.
Urban Meyer was gone and the Big Ten seemed jam-packed with promising teams.
A legitimate argument could be made for Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Penn State all challenging for the Big Ten crown. Nebraska looked like a program on the come-up.
We all know how things eventually turned out, though.
Ohio State returned as dominant as ever. Sure Penn State and Wisconsin were solid, and yes Minnesota surprised a lot of people – but the Buckeyes owned their conference this year.
Not everything went Ohio State’s way in 2019, though.
As the program prepares for their College Football Playoff showdown with Clemson, it got some bad news: a star was leaving.
Four star recruit Brendan White has decided to enter the transfer portal. He was the No. 3 athlete and No. 2 recruit coming out of the state of Ohio in high school.
White had a standout year in 2018 for Ohio State. He recorded 46 tackles, an interception and won the Rose Bowl’s Defensive Most Valuable Player award in the Rose Bowl.
Can confirm that Ohio State junior Brendon White is now listed in the transfer portal. @BillLandis25 previously reported that, and the move that has been expected all week is now official.
— Austin Ward (@AWardSports) December 13, 2019
According to Austin Ward, White made the decision this week.
How will White absence ultimately impact next year’s team? We likely won’t know for sure until 2020 comes and goes.