5-Star Zamir White, the nation’s No. 1 RB, chooses UGA over UNC


Zamir White — the No. 1 running back in the 2018 class — put an end to his recruitment Tuesday afternoon at a ceremony at the Scotland County High School Cafeteria.

UNC was strongly represented at the ceremony, but White will play next season for the University of Georgia.

White visited Chapel Hill twice this summer — on back-to-back weekends in June. News that followed those two visits was positive for the Tar Heels; however, UNC simply couldn’t make up enough ground on Georgia.

Clemson was in the mix to land the 5-star back, too.


History repeats itself with Zamir White

This isn’t the first time Georgia has scooped a high-profile running back out of North Carolina. Back in 2012, Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall both travelled south to play for Mark Richt — UGA’s coach at the time. Marshall and Gurley ranked inside the top 13 at their position that year.

According to MaxPreps.com, White has already rushed for over 5,000 career yards at Scotland County. In the 2015 season, White ran for 2,159 yards and 41 touchdowns.

The last five-star recruit UNC landed was defensive end Donte Paige-Moss, back in 2009.


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