"I feel like this decision is not only is the best choice for the next four years, but also the next 40 years of my life," Charles tweeted on July 13.
That was supposed to be the most surprising Ivy League football commit in the class. Then Brevin White announced his college decision.
White, a four-star — yes, FOUR-STAR — quarterback from Lancaster, Calif., committed to Princeton on Tuesday night.
"I get to fulfill my dream of playing college football while getting to be at one of the top universities in the world," he tweeted. "…I have found my home for the next chapter of my life."
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect picked the Tigers over six reported Power Five offers — Arizona State, Oregon State, Tennessee, Utah, Washington and Washington State — and serious interest from Auburn, North Carolina and others. White is the No. 11 pro-style quarterback in the nation (247Sports), No. 38 player in California and No. 302 player in the nation. He's the first 2018 pledge for head coach Bob Suarace and, if he signs, will be the highest-rated Ivy League signee in the recruiting era.
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Princeton is only 122nd in the team recruiting rankings, but hey, now have a four-star prospect, something 20 of 65 Power Five teams do not have. Notable teams without a four-star prospect include Iowa, Louisville and West Virginia. And while those three teams may add an elite prospect before signing day, this is still a really big deal.
Here's a look at the Tigers' newest commit: