Sunday was a good day for Ohio State recruiting with the football team picking up a big-time wide receiver and Chris Holtmann’s basketball team picking up small forward Colin White, a 6-foot-6, 180-pounder out of Ottawa (Ohio).
The Buckeyes beat out finalists including Butler, Cincinnati, Northwestern and TCU. White had close to 20 offers before ending his recruitment as a member of the class of 2024.
Holtmann’s Buckeyes were one of the last teams to offer White, only extending the offer towards the end of July of 2023. Obviously, that did not matter as White made the decision to stay close to home, just two hours away from Columbus.
White has had a lot of success as a high school player in the state of Ohio but a state title has just been out of reach as his Ottawa Glandorf team has been state runner-up in back-to-back seasons. Last season White averaged 20 points per game, 5.8 rebounds and 4 assists for his squad.
The scouting report shows a player who is more than comfortable from distance as an excellent three-point shooter. But on top of that, White is able to create on his own, and won’t be a designated sharpshooter as someone that can score inside the paint and be aggressive on the glass.
White is the second commit in the class of 2024, joining guard Juni Mobley.