Zamir White, the nation’s top 2018 running back, committed to Georgia on Tuesday. He chose the Bulldogs over Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, and North Carolina in a commitment ceremony at his high school.
White became the second Buckeye running back target in the span of eight days to commit to a school other than Ohio State. Last Tuesday, Dayton tailback Tavion Thomas verbally committed to Oklahoma.
White (6-1 220) visited each of his finalists this spring. He made his unofficial Ohio State visit back in April for the Buckeyes’ spring game.
Despite the interest from White, the Ohio State coaches essentially decided to end their running back recruiting earlier this month when they extended an offer and accepted a verbal commitment from Tennessee tailback Master Teague.
Teague gave OSU two true running backs, as he joined Florida’s Brian Snead in this class. With the Buckeyes’ No. 1 H-back target — Jaelen Gill — also in tow, the running back situation was quickly settled.
That isn’t to say they would have turned Zamir White away, but rather that the Ohio State coaches were well aware of which way the White winds were blowing.
Don’t weep for the Buckeyes, however, because even without White’s commitment, the Ohio State class is still the No. 1-ranked class in the nation at the moment.
[Zamir White photo courtesy Scout.com]