2022 Philadelphia Defensive End Enai White Includes Ohio State In Final Four

The Buckeyes are the only non-SEC program on White’s trimmed-down list.
Author:
Publish date:

Philadelphia Imhotep Institute Charter four-star defensive end Enai White included Ohio State in his final four schools on Saturday evening alongside Alabama, Georgia and Texas A&M.

The 6-foot-5 and 230-pound White, who is considered the third-best edge rusher and No. 36 prospect overall in the class of 2022, landed an offer from the Buckeyes during a virtual visit with head coach Ryan Day and defensive line coach Larry Johnson in May 2020.

It wasn’t until he took an official visit the Columbus over the weekend of June 25-27 that Ohio State was viewed as a true contender to land his pledge, though. In fact, some now believe the Buckeyes to be the leader at this point in his recruitment.

That said, Ohio State still searching for their first commitment along the defensive line for the current recruiting cycle with plans of taking as many as three edge rushers. White; Opa Locka (Fla.) Monsignor Pace five-star Shemar Stewart; Duncanville, Texas, five-star Omari Abor; and Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade-Madonna four-star Kenyatta Jackson are at the top of the list of options.

A big factor in White’s eventual decision will be his desire to play either defensive end or linebacker at the next level. Ohio State is actually the only school remaining recruiting him for the latter.

As for what the Buckeyes would get in White if it can ultimately secure his pledge in the coming months, the following is a recent scouting report from SI All-American director of recruiting John Garcia:

“White put together such impressive sophomore film, we couldn’t leave him out of this list,” Garcia said. “He is one of the most sought after edge defenders in this class for a reason despite being raw. He’s high on virtually everybody’s board as a fast twitch sack machine.

“White is lanky but doesn’t play like it at all. He glides across the turf. Little junior film to evaluate, but we are confident in what we saw to confirm he is still presently one of the best edge defenders in the class of 2022. Extremely talented young athlete who may still be too low on the list.”

-----

You may also like:

2023 Tennessee TE Ty Lockwood Puts Ohio State In Top 4

Ohio State AD Gene Smith Believes Pause Button Needs Hit On Expanded Playoff

Pittsburgh Steelers Sign Former Ohio State TE Marcus Baugh

Taking A Look At Ohio State’s 2021 Fall Camp Schedule

Ohio State HC Ryan Day Asked To Say Three Nice Things About Michigan

Ohio State WR Chris Olave Named To Walter Camp Award Watch List

-----

Be sure to stay locked into BuckeyesNow all the time!

Join the BuckeyesNow community!
Subscribe to the BuckeyesNow YouTube channel
Follow Andrew on Twitter: @AndrewMLind
Follow BuckeyesNow on Twitter: @BuckeyesNowSI
Like and follow BuckeyesNow on Facebook