ESPN 300 quarterback Brevin White had scholarship offers to Power 5 schools, including Arizona State, Oregon State, Tennessee and Utah, but the No. 193-ranked prospect chose to commit to Princeton on Tuesday.
White said his decision will allow him to fulfill his dream of playing college football while attending one of the top universities in the world.
"Princeton is an opportunity that I couldn't pass up," White told ESPN. "I wanted a school that was strong in football and academically. It is the perfect mix in my eyes. They won the Ivy League last year, and Coach Surace has something special over there. They're a winning program, and all of the football aspects make sense. Not to mention you're getting the best education while playing the sport you love. It is something I want to be apart of, and I couldn't let it pass me by."
White, whose older brother, Brady, is a quarterback at Arizona State, is the highest-ranked commitment for the Ivy League school since ESPN started its rankings in 2009. Princeton signed a four-star prospect in 2014 in defensive end Kurt Holuba, but never a prospect ranked in the ESPN 300.
The decision is surprising not only for the fact White is passing on the opportunity to play FBS football, but he is also passing on a scholarship offer. Ivy League schools are unable to offer athletic scholarships to players, and the prospect must meet the academic requirements put forth by the school's admissions office.
The league is able to offer need-based grants, which can cover costs similar to a scholarship offer, but such grants are based on the family's financial situation.