SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Georgia running back commit Zamir White was at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday.
He’s still only about 50 days removed from an ACL injury which required surgery by team doctors. He is set to enroll early at Georgia.
The 6-foot-1, 225-pound prospect rated as the nation’s No. 1 running back by the 247Sports composite told SEC Country’s Benjamin Wolk that he plans to enroll early at UGA on Monday. That’s some pretty good news.
But White also shared a nugget that was even better than that. His aggressive timeline for returning to the field at UGA is also on course.
It is a very swift course.
“Hopefully camp,” White said.
That is not just his hope or his way-above-the-horizon goal. That’s what he has heard from the training staff at UGA.
“They feel that I am progressing well officially and that things are going really well,” he said.
He said that he is more than fine emotionally and mentally during the comeback. There’s no mental scar tissue either.
White said he felt he was “in the middle” of his recovery timeline from that injury.
Wolk also pulled a national championship prediction from White.
“24-21,” he said, picking the Bulldogs.
He said that the coaches at UGA have provided the expected support.
“Just be patient about the situation,” White said. “Just go through it slowly. Don’t rush the comeback and stuff like that.”
The hardest part? White shared a player’s answer.
“Just being at home all the time,” he said. “Just getting bored. That’s it.”
White has been the top target at running back for two different sets of coaches at UGA dating to 2015. That was when he was a sophomore at Scotland High School in North Carolina.
More good news on the injury front for UGA’s 2018 class
SEC Country also learned that things are progressing nicely for U.S. Army All-American Azeez Ojulari. Ojulari said that he’s about 6-8 months away from a full recovery from his own knee injury.
Ojulari, the nation’s No. 8 weakside defensive end, stated that things are going “smoothly” with his recovery from his surgery.