Isaac Nauta spoke to the media on day one of fall camp. The junior tight end talked about freshman running back, Zamir White. Nauta spoke about the similarities between Nick Chubb and White and how they handled rehab.
White tore his ACL during last season and had surgery. Since he arrived in Athens in January White has worked closely with Ron Courson and his staff rehabbing that knee. Nauta notes that Zamir handled his rehab similarly to Nick Chubb a few years ago.
It reminded me of Nick (Chubb) on how he attacked it. Zamir is the same type of guy too – quieter and just went to work and got his knee right,” Nauta says. “He got healthy quick, he looks really good. He is a very versatile back and a hard runner. I think he will create a lot of competition in the backfield, which is good because it makes everyone better. We have a full stable of backs, and all those guys can play. Even James Cook is now joining in the mix. We have a great backfield, and they will all compete in this camp. I’m excited to see what they can do.”
Georgia has an abundance of running backs and while getting White 100 percent healthy is critical, if he’s ready to go, let him play. The head coach announced Friday afternoon that he’s cleared to play.
He’s fully cleared to do everything right now,” Smart states. “So been very pleased with that. He understands things. He was able to get a lot of mental reps in the spring, but he’s cleared and cleared to do everything. I think the big issue here is not necessarily is he cleared, it’s what kind of volume can he handle. Can he handle 7,000 yards on our GPS at practice? I don’t know. We’ve got to monitor that and see where he hits each day and make sure we bring him back at the right pace.”
Check out Isaac Nauta’s interview.