Nation's top running back commits to UGA

Zamir White

The Bulldog is out of the bag and now it's time to focus on winning a 4A state championship.

White-who was a high school teammate of current Tar Heel linebacker Jonathan Smith-would have been a game-changing recruit for head coach Larry Fedora. He made the announcement on his Twitter page on February 20 with the University of Georgia topping his list.

The writing had been on the wall for Ohio State with White.

Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, North Carolina and Ohio State are viewed as the five leading contenders, although the Bulldogs and the Tar Heels might be the two favorites.

North Carolina's late recruiting push for Scotland County's Zamir White was unable to keep him close to home.

According to 247sports, Georgia now has seven commitments for their 2018 recruiting class.

The country's top running back recruit is announcing his decision today.

. White chose Georgia, following in the footsteps former NC prep greats Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall down between the hedges.

Once Georgia running back Nick Chubb's eligibility is exhausted after the 2017 season, the Bulldogs may already have his heir apparent in place. White will likely share the rushing workload with sophomore Brian Herrien, the duo will make fine replacements for the Bulldogs in the backfield. He plays for Scotland County High School in Laurinburg. After signing the nation's No. 3 class in February - which included 18 ESPN 300 prospects - the 2018 class has been slower to gain steam.

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