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FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Georgia nabs nation's No. 1 running back prospect Zamir White
Zamir White joines Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall as recent North Carolina high school running backks to pledge their services to Georgia in recent years. - photo by Photo Courtesy of 247Sports

ATHENS, Ga. – Once Georgia running back Nick Chubb’s eligibility is exhausted after the 2017 season, the Bulldogs may already have his heir apparent in place.

That’s because Georgia received a major coup when North Carolina running back Zamir White committed to the Bulldogs Tuesday afternoon.

White, a five-star prospect, is considered the nation’s top high school running back, and the No. 6 overall player in the country after finishing his junior season with 1,693 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns while playing for Scotland County High in Laurinburg, NC.

The 6-foot, 220 pound back chose UGA over 2016 national champion Clemson, runner-up Alabama and his home state North Carolina Tar Heels. White truly burst on the scene after his 2015 sophomore season when he rushed for 2,159 yards and 41 touchdowns. With his commitment, he became the seventh member of Georgia coach Kirby Smart’s 2018 recruiting class, and is the first skill-position player of the class to pledge his services to Georgia.

It’s a good pickup for an already solid 2018 class that’s following the highly touted 2017 group of recruits which include Newton High wide receiver J.J. Holloman and Eastside defensive back Eric Stokes.