The Zamir White sweepstakes will be decided in under 24 hours, and all indications are that the nation’s top running back will be deciding between Georgia and North Carolina. The Laurinburg, North Carolina, native will announce his decision from his high school’s cafeteria on Tuesday at noon.
Getting a talent like White to stay home and play for the Tar Heels would be absolutely huge for Larry Fedora and his program. Keeping guys like White in state instead of losing them to more traditional SEC powerhouses like Georgia would be a real opportunity for Carolina to continue building their relevance in the football scene.
The Tar Heels were considered an afterthought for White a couple of months ago. Georgia has been the favorite to land White pretty much from the beginning. However, the tides started to shift in the last several weeks. White visited Chapel Hill most recently during Fedora’s Freak Show event, and his best friend is already on the team for UNC.
Proximity to his family and best friend were said to be strong deciding factors for White. Chapel Hill would obviously serve both those purposes the best, but he also expressed concerns about how he might be used if he were to select the Tar Heels. Those fears can’t be written off, considering the frustrating way Elijah Hood was used at times during his career as a Tar Heel. Hopefully Fedora and co. were able to convince White that they’d ensure more touches for him if he decided to wear Carolina blue.
So, do you think White will shock a lot of people and stay home to play for the Tar Heels, or will he head to Georgia like most people expect him to? Vote in our poll below.
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