Wake Forest DT Dexter Lawrence is generally considered to be the top player in the state this year. It's certainly possible that a rising sophomore out of Scotland County may be the second most highly sought-after college prospect.
Zamir White just finished the ninth grade and already, interest in him has exploded. At 6-1, 205 pounds he shared carries in 2014 but still finished the season with 1,231 yards and 18 touchdowns on 155 carries while helping the Scots to the third round of the 4-A playoffs.
Expectations for White will be through the roof in 2015 as he becomes the feature back for Scotland County. That is something the 10th grader takes seriously and he's been hard at work during the off season to live up to those lofty expectations.
"I have good expectations for myself this year. I feel like I'm going to do good this year. I've really been working hard during the off season on my speed, my pad level and my vision."
NC State jumped on White early and Wolfpack RB coach Des Kitchings is spearheading the Pack's recruiting efforts.He's made an early positive impression.
"Coach Kitchings and I have a good relationship. He's a smart man, nice. He's just a good football person. It definitely helps big-time that he would be my position coach if I came to State."
There's no doubt that the Pack will have some stiff competition down the road as White is already a primary target for several big time schools. With that in mind, White says it'll be a while before he gets anywhere near selecting a future college.
"I'm still young and I'm going to wait (before making a decision) but State has offered and I also have offers from Wisconsin, Ohio State, Florida State, UNC, South Carolina, Duke, Tennessee and a few others I can't remember. It's a great feeling knoing all these schools already want me."
White says he grew up a fan of Oregon and has received some mail from them but nothing serious as of yet.