Georgia running back Zamir White has battled knee injuries in each of the last two years. However, White has apparently maintained an intense focus in his recovery that should allow him to be healthy this season and show off the skills that made him the No. 1 running back in the 2018 class.
That’s the subject of today’s DN90.
The evaluation of White comes from former UGA running back Robert Edwards, who saw White and the other UGA running backs at practice this week.
Edwards knows his position well. He still holds the UGA record for touchdowns in a game (five) and was a first-round pick of the Patriots in 1998 before having his career cut short due to injury.
Edwards is proud to see the heritage of the so-called “Running Back University” carried on by the current crop of UGA stars.
“I’m proud to be tapped in with that legacy,” Edwards said Thursday on DawgNation Daily. “Having the opportunity to play running back at the University of Georgia… it makes me feel proud just to be part of that group.”
Something else that conjures pride in Edwards is the way the running back group is working this spring — despite battling nagging injuries.
White’s rehab from knee injury is well-documented. UGA coach Kirby Smart described earlier this week why James Cook still isn’t 100 percent and D’Andre Swift is also dealing with a “tender ankle” according to Edwards.
The Bulldogs running backs’ willingness to play through some minor aches and pains impressed Edwards.
UGA fans will likewise be impressed with Edwards’ optimistic appraisal for White.
For more on what Edwards had to say about White, Swift and the other UGA running backs, click the video linked above.