There is a general theme for Georgia’s Bulldogs on spring break now. That term “spring break” actually equates to a chance to work. Count 5-star running back Zamir White among that group.
The break just might be the freedom to work without the trapping of having to go to class every day. Jake Fromm got in some work with QB Country down in Mobile, Ala., earlier this week. Sophomore tailback D’Andre Swift is working out every day at his father’s “Swift Fit” gym in Philadelphia. Mark Webb, his UGA cousin and teammate, is also right there with him.
The latest example from White comes from the small city of Laurinburg, N.C. The 5-star RB signee is home for spring break, but he’s also putting in the work.
Except it is a tad different in his case. White’s effort in the workout video posted on Twitter below is also a gauge of his progress coming back from the torn ACL he suffered in his right knee in November in the final game of his high school career at Scotland County.
White has said he plans to be back for the fall camp. That definitely seems plausible, checking out where he is at now with four to five months until fall camp.
— Scott Cole (@scottcole_lbg) March 13, 2018
The next hurdle will be when White is cleared to run full speed and then finally adding in change-of-direction drills to his workout routine.
The 6-foot-1, 225-pound freshman has vast speed (10.5- to 10.6-second times in the 100 meters) and a powerful frame that helped him shed and evade tacklers in high school. That’s why he was rated as the nation’s No. 1 RB for 2018.
White committed to UGA on June 27 to honor his mother on her birthday and then signed on Dec. 20 on the first day of the early period.
It actually looks a lot like what White was doing a year ago. Except for the fact that White has been at UGA rehabbing and working on his upper body for the last three months.
— Zamir White (ZEU$) (@zeus1_34) March 15, 2017