- Brad Bournival, RecruitingNation
White and Hosey made their way to Columbus for the season opener Saturday between Ohio State and Miami (Ohio) on unofficial visits.
The Buckeyes have interest in both, and after witnessing the Buckeyes’ 56-10 victory over the RedHawks, the feeling is mutual.
“I loved it,” White said. “It was a nice stadium, nice coaching staff with really cool players. It was an excellent experience. The atmosphere made you feel like you were at home. It was nice to be in.”
Those beliefs were echoed by Hosey, who also has Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Pitt and Wisconsin bending his ear.
“It was a real great atmosphere to play in,” Hosey said. “It was a full house. The fans were very friendly. I got to speak to the coaches after the game and I liked that, too.
“It was a good day overall. I did enjoy it with the hype and Urban Meyer -- that’s why a lot of people were there -- everyone was excited to see what Urban was going to do with the offense and he came through.”
While both talked about work ethic and being a great teammate should an offer come and they decide to be Buckeyes, there was one underlying theme as they reflected on their Ohio State experience.
“With Urban Meyer there and the intensity he brings to the fans, it was exciting to be a part of,” White said.
Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State also have interest in White.
Detroit Cass Tech has a strong pipeline to Michigan, but 2014 linebackers William White and Gary Hosey ventured into what would typically be enemy territory on Saturday.