Report: Elite Georgia commit Zamir White suffers torn ACL
The Georgia Bulldogs are putting together quite the 2018 recruiting class, landing the No. 1 overall prospect in QB Justin Fields and No. 1 RB Zamir White.
However, on Monday, news broke that White — a North Carolina native — had torn his ACL.
The news broke on Twitter on Monday afternoon, with Rivals.com confirming the bad news for the elite running back:
BREAKING: #UGA 5-star running back commit Zamir White has suffered a torn ACL per Scotland County HS head coach Richard Bailey (as reported by @NCPreps) https://t.co/qbQ12idZgF pic.twitter.com/WkZwpMerJk
— UGASports.com (@UGASportscom) November 20, 2017
How long White will take to recover from the ACL tear remains to be seen, but his freshman year at Georgia is now in jeopardy.
Whether he ends up taking a redshirt in 2018 or not remains to be seen, but he’ll likely at least be out through spring ball, if he was going to be an early enrollee at Georgia.
According to the 247Sports composite, White is the No. 6 overall player nationally, the No. 1 running back in the 2018 class and the No. 1 overall recruit from the state of North Carolina.