Pickerington (Ohio) Central receiver Patrick White has two teammates that are heading to Ohio State, so it's easy to say that he's been overshadowed quite a bit early on in the recruiting process.
As talented as four-star safety Jamie Wood and defensive lineman Zach Boren are, it's even easier to say after this past Friday's NIKE Training Camp in Columbus that White is right up on that same level as the two Buckeye-bound prospects.
Listed as a cornerback, White made big play after big play at receiver at the camp at receiver. Cincinnati, Indiana and Akron have offered him already, but he showed he is good enough to play in the upper-level of the Big Ten on Friday.
"Patrick White to me was the best receiver in the camp," Rivals.com recruiting analyst Mike Farrell said. "He was the most consistent. He caught everything. He had the best body control, as well. He gets off the line really well also."
White said he's open to playing on either side of the ball in college, but he likes having the ball in his hands.
"They said they want me to take me as an athlete," White said. "I am hearing corner and receiver. It really doesn't matter where I play. I think I fair better at receiver."
He might just be right.
White said he hopes recruiting picks up soon. He does have a solid list of offers now, but he hopes for even more.
"Kent State, Toledo, Ohio University and Western Michigan said when they get off the road they are going to offer me," he said.
"Michigan came into our school. They said I could be offered soon. Illinois wants me to come to camp. They said there could be an offer there. West Virginia said the same thing. I have good relationship with both schools I talk to both schools every week."
White said he's going to be busy this summer with camps.
"I am going to Ohio State's Sr camp, and I am going to Illinois camp," he said. "Then on June 29th, I am going to West Virginia."
White said he's enjoyed the process so far and wouldn't trade it for anything.
"Just hearing what people think about me has been really exciting," he said.
"I could say I am the best player, but it's nice to hear what people think about me. I am a humble person, and I don't talk stuff so it's nice to hear what coaches think of me. It might not be what I want to hear some times, but that will only make me better."