WATCH: Zamir White releases footage of himself working out with fellow Georgia running backs
A lot of people have been anxious to see Georgia running back Zamir White in action. The former No. 1 running back in the country dressed but did not play in Georgia’s spring game as he continues to recover from knee surgery.
But White did provide fans a rare look inside his recovery process this week. White posted a video to his Instagram account of himself working out with James Cook and D’Andre Swift.
The video shows White, along with Cook and Swift, putting in some late night drill work. And once again, it’s hard to not become even a little excited about what White does in the video.
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White did not play last season as he tore his ACL in August. It was his second ACL tear in less than a year, as he tore his other ACL at the end of his high school career. White was the No. 1 running back in the 2018 recruiting cycle and the No. 9 overall prospect in the country that year.
The redshirt freshman running back was able to go through drills this spring but was pretty limited when it came to contact drills.
“He’s right where he needs to be on course of the schedule for a knee injury,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. “He does individual (drills), he goes out and does blitz pickup and walk throughs, he catches balls.
“But he doesn’t do competitive contact.”
Fans aren’t the only ones excited to see White back on the field. Swift himself said as much following Georgia’s spring game.
“Everybody’s just so happy for him just to get to this point,” Swift said. “He works and rehabs so hard, we just want to see him play football again. We just want to see him back and play football again.”
White won’t have to carry the load for Georgia this season, as the Bulldogs bring back Swift along with a host of other talented running backs. Senior Brian Herrien had a very strong spring, punctuated by his performance on G-Day. The Bulldogs also have Cook, who has put on weight this offseason in an effort to bulk. Georgia also signed 4-star running back Kenny McIntosh, who will report to Georgia this summer.
The Bulldogs will have to replace Elijah Holyfield, who rushed for over 1,000 yards last year. Holyfield signed as an undrafted free agent with the Carolina Panthers.
The next big hurdle for White to clear will be in August when Georgia starts fall camp. If White is fully cleared for contact during camp, it will be a great sign for his availability for the season opener.
Georgia’s first game comes against Vanderbilt on Aug. 31.
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