"Zeus" was a top-10 national recruit, USA Today Offensive Player of the Year finalist and Touchdown Club of Columbus (Ohio) National Player of the Year after rushing for 2,086 yards and 34 touchdowns as a senior at Scotland High School in North Carolina. He also finished sixth in the 100 meters at the 2016 state track meet. Smith had torn an ACL late in his senior season, however, and then tore his other ACL in August 2018, which caused him to redshirt the fall. Former Georgia RB Robert Edwards reached out to White after the 2017 injury, as Edwards' own career was derailed by a knee injury suffered during a Pro Bowl week beach football game. Smith returned for the 2019 season, though, winning the school's David Jacobs Award for overcoming injury by playing in 13 games (78-408-5.2, three TDs rushing; 2-20-10.0 receiving) with one start behind D'Andre Swift and Brian Herrien. That start came in the Sugar Bowl against Baylor, as he gained 92 yards. White started all 10 games in 2020, leading the Bulldogs with 779 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns on 144 carries (5.4 per). He also caught six passes for 37 yards (6.2 per) and even blocked a punt. In 2021, White led the national champions with 856 rushing yards and 11 scores on 160 carries (5.4 per) while catching nine passes for 75 yards (8.3 per) in 15 games (12 starts). He made plays on special teams throughout his career, returning six kickoffs (137 yards, 22.8 per), blocking an Arkansas punt in 2020 and recovering a blocked punt in the end zone against the Razorbacks for a touchdown the following year. -- by Chad Reuter
Zamir White gives scouting report on himself: 'Fast, physical, smart and a great guy on and off the field'
Raiders.com's Eddie Paskal talks with rookie running back Zamir White about being drafted by the Raiders in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, his nickname, how playing for Georgia prepared him for the league and more on this edition of Upon Further Review.