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Four-Star RB High on UNC

Zamir White has logged one season of high school football, yet he has more scholarship offers than he can count.

>LAURINBURG, N.C. --- Since March – when he only held scholarship offers from North Carolina and NC State – Zamir White’s offer list has ballooned so much that the four-star 2018 running back has lost track of how many schools have offered.

“It’s amazing,” White said. “It’s a crazy feeling. I know that people dream of being in the position that I’m in right now. I’m just taking advantage of it and doing the best that I can do.”

Duke, Florida State, Georgia, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin is a small sampling of White’s new offers.

White attended two camps this summer: Georgia’s Dawg Night and Fedora’s Freak Show. Both were more flash than instructional.

“Both of them were great camps,” White said. “The Georgia Camp was tempo, tempo. But, the Tar Heel [Camp] was kind of difficult for me, because they were doing stuff that I’ve never done before. I was like, ‘Wow.’ But it was fun, though.”

Guiding White through those unfamiliar drills was Larry Porter, UNC’s running back coach.

“That was amazing,” White said. “He’s a great man. I absolutely feel like he’s someone I could be coached by.”

The Freak Show was one of a handful of visits White has made to UNC.

“I feel most comfortable there, just because I’ve been there the most,” White said.

With that said – plus the caveat that he’s not ready to officially name favorite schools – White has a very positive opinion of UNC.

“They’re up there,” White said. “Them and Georgia, because they’re the schools that are talking to me the most.”

White was back in Chapel Hill a couple of weekends back as a guest of teammate/friend Jonathan Smith. Less than a week later, Smith committed to the Tar Heels over Duke, Georgia Tech, and Michigan.

White says Smith’s commitment won’t impact his eventual collegiate decision.

“We haven’t talked about playing together,” White said. “By the time I go to school, Jon could be leaving.”

Though he doesn’t have any scheduled plans, White would like to attend games at Duke, Georgia, UNC, NC State, and Tennessee this coming season.

As a freshman, White led Scotland with 18 touchdowns, all rushing. He also rushed for 1,231 yards on 155 carries (7.9-yard average). With Quadrin Williams and his 160 rushes graduated, White’s numbers should improve this coming season.

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