Ohio State took a ton of presidential portrait photos at the White House

Monday April 20th, 2015

After winning the inaugural College Football Playoff championship in January, Ohio State redeemed its national champion trip to the White House on Monday.

Before meeting President Obama, the Buckeyes got a tour of the White House and some time to snap photos of the experience. The presidential portraits were apparently a big hit—everybody from athletic director Gene Smith to OSU's assistant coaches and linebacker Darron Lee flooded Twitter with their pictures. Defensive end Joey Basa seemed especially fond of the portraits.

President Obama also did Bosa's patented "Bosa shrug," which must've been a highlight for the defending Big Ten Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year.


Back to the portraits.

What an experience this must've been for the Buckeyes. Great work on the photos, too—they might be the second-most impressive OSU-related thing of the week, following Cardale Jones' 74-yard toss in Saturday's spring game.

Mike Fiammetta

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