Zamir White’s dedication and loyalty to Georgia football continues to pay off
Coming out of Scotland High School in Laurinburg, North Carolina, Zamir White was as coveted as a high school player can be. He was a consensus five-star recruit and the national high school player of the year with blue-blood suitors like Georgia, Alabama, Clemson, and Ohio State.
When he committed to the Dawgs, it was parade-worthy news, the next high profile running back at RBU alongside predecessors Moreno, Gurley, Chubb, and Michel.
Then he tore his ACL in the state playoffs his senior year. Then he tore his ACL again during summer camp as a true freshman at Georgia.
Once he finally got back on the field during the 2019 season, the patented explosiveness that led to all those recruiting stars and offers was missing.
Zamir White never complained. He never moaned “woe is me” and felt sorry for himself. He just kept working. Kept pushing. Kept putting in the work with Georgia strength coach Scott Sinclair.
We saw flashes of what a healthy Zeus could be in the abbreviated 2020 season, but this season, oh man, it’s been a treat to watch.
Offensive coordinator Todd Monken has utilized White not only as a runner, but as a pass catcher out of the backfield. The dynamic cuts we saw on his high school highlight videos is back with a vengeance, and it was on display against Kentucky.
Sitting 24 yards out from paydirt, Zeus took the handoff flowing to the right side of the line, but he saw daylight to his left, made one devastating cut and he was off to the races.
He dashed untouched to the endzone, putting the Dawgs in front 14-0. It was a thing of beauty.
Later in the game, he hauled in a pass in the right flat and made multiple Wildcat defenders miss on his way to a first down conversion and a drive extender for Georgia’s offense.
Nobody that represents the concept of Team Over Me better than Zamir White. Dawgnation is rooting for his continued success.