Top-ranked 2018 running back Zamir White announced his commitment to Georgia in June. The Bulldogs landed another Top 15 prospect from the Tar Heel state in November, receiving a commitment from four-star defensive tackle Jordan Davis.
White is the latest in a long line of North Carolina prospects who have opted to play in the SEC, among them former Tennessee quarterback Heath Shuler, who was the 1993 SEC Player of the Year after a sterling prep career at Bryson City (N.C.) High, and former Florida quarterback Chris Leak, who started for four years with the Gators and helped them win the 2006 national title after starring at Charlotte’s Independence High.
The SEC has continued to nab prospects from the Tar Heel State. Here’s a look at the top SEC players from North Carolina in the past decade.
DL Jonathan Bullard
Background: Shelby (N.C.) Crest
Years in SEC: 2012-15
Why he’s here: Bullard found early success in Gainesville, appearing in all 13 games and making two starts as a true freshman. As a junior, Bullard had a career season, earning All-SEC honors, as well as being named a third-team All-American and Chuck Bednarik Award semifinalist. He was a third-round pick in the 2016 NFL draft.
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