The unique opening weekend schedule of college football games allowed Detroit Cass Tech class of 2014 linebacker William White and several of his teammates to see not just one, but two games at Big Ten schools over the weekend.
White and teammate Gary Hosey started their Midwest tour Friday night with a stop at Michigan State for the Spartan's season opener against Boise State.
"It was a beautiful atmosphere and they have a nice coaching staff," White said. "I talked to Terry Samuel a lot. I have been talking to him a lot lately, and he was just telling me they like me and this is a nice school to be at."
After returning from East Lansing Friday night, White and Hosey headed down to Columbus to see Ohio State take on Miami-Ohio.
"I love Ohio State," White commented. "The coaches there are wonderful and I love the fans. The fans were showing us love too.
"I took away from it that the football team is going to be the best in the next couple years. Having the new coach, Urban Meyer, that football team is going to be on top one day. Just seeing how the players got together, they looked more like brothers."
White had previously been in Columbus for the Buckeye's Friday Night Lights camp at the end of July, and has started to build a relationship with a couple of their coaches.
"I met Kerry Coombs a couple times and Coach [Luke] Fickel," White said. "Those are two of the best coaches I have come across."
The 6-foot-1, 215-pound White has caught the attention of several more schools and is looking at trips to more programs before the fall is out.
"I probably am going to visit Iowa in a couple weeks," White said. "I'll probably go down there with Gary Hosey and [Iowa commit] Delano [Hill]."