Zamir White scored the 100th rushing touchdown of his prep career on Friday night. He had 18 as a freshman, 41 as a sophomore, 26 as a junior and he tallied his 16th scoring carry on Friday night.
He also surpassed 6,000 career rushing yards. But no one will remember his performance against Purnell Swett as the night he set those career milestones.
They’ll remember the 6 touchdowns he scored that turned a 7-7 tie into a 50-7 lead before the bands started playing.
White tallied 6 scores on 11 carries in the first half of Scotland County’s 57-20 win against Purnell Swett.
He didn’t finish the first half for the Fighting Scots and finished with 244 yards.
The nation’s No. 1 overall running back prospect for this cycle found the end zone on scoring runs that covered 8, 14, 23, 24, 65 and 75 yards.
White, whom the Fayetteville Observer reported was being used as a decoy up to that point, was energized by watching a good friend and close teammate go down with what appeared to be a severe injury.
The initial fear was a broken collarbone.
“We’re really close,” White told the Observer. “So that hit me really hard.”
The prized UGA commit has 71 carries for 928 yards and 16 rushing touchdowns this season.
Zamir White's final 6 carries:
— Patrick M. Obley (@PMOWriter) September 30, 2017
For his career, White has amassed 6,011 career yards on 661 carries. That’s an average of 9.1 yards per rushing attempt. He has 107 all-purpose touchdowns.
White will graduate early in December and enroll at UGA in January. He was on the sidelines last Saturday for the big win against Mississippi State.
The nation’s No. 6 overall prospect looked happy to be in Athens and made sure to speak with all of Georgia’s top recruiting targets at that game.
White was one of eight 5-star prospects at UGA last weekend.