Seth White is something atypical of this era's football recruiting machine. With most gurus and recruitniks knowing the names of any and every able bodied senior to be, it is tough for someone with division 1 talent to slide under the radar. It is even more impressive that said player can rack up 3 offers from major universities and still never be highlighted or brought to the attention of collegiate fans.
That doesn't bother Seth though, the 5-10 180 WR from Columbus, OH (Bexley) just did his job over the summer and hit on the campus one day camps of the schools that had been in contact with him and in the end he was able to find the school for him - Ball State.
"I made the decision earlier this month," Seth said. "Ball State was the first school to take notice of me and the first school to offer me. I just always felt comfortable there and always felt like it was a family atmosphere."
And how were the Cardinals able to grab Seth's attention so quickly?
"I went there in early summer to camp there," Seth said. "I really liked the school and I did well there. Coach Brady Hoke took me aside after camp and offered me then. Later, they told me how I fit into the office and the plan they had for me. After that, Ball State was always in my mind. No matter what school I camped at or where I went, Ball State was first in my head."
White also reported offers from Ohio and Eastern Michigan as well as interest from Big Ten schools like Northwestern. One reason for White's lack of attention might be because he played his junior year as his high school's QB, something he will do again this fall. But the position change is one he looks forward to and believes he will excel at.
"I played slot as a sophomore," White said. "Our offensive coordinator was able to always move me around and do things to get me in mismatches. I like the idea of going back to the position so I can make plays from there. I feel like I can be very productive as a WR."
Now, with recruiting out of the way, Seth can focus on leading his Bexley High team.
"We have a lot of offensive talent back," Seth said. "And we have a lot of senior leadership. Hopefully we can win a league title this year."