Lorenzo Carter has been a top target for the Georgia Bulldogs for a very long time and while some Dawg fans might love the odds of him remaining in-state with the Crimson Tide officially out of the running (Georgia, LSU, FSU, and Florida are his Top 4), I wouldn’t count any chickens just yet, there’s still a very long way to go.
Carter, whom many feel will be a linebacker at the next level, has long stated his respect for the defense the Florida Gators play, and even with a 4-8 season ending their bowl streak, he’s not willing to kick them out of the running.
“They’ve hung around,” he said. “They’re still there and they’re still coming strong. Coach (Will) Muschamp calls me often and I call him and so does (defensive line) Coach (Brad) Lawing. I talk to them as much as possible.” (Woody Wommack, Rivals)
The fact that the lines of communication have continued to remain open, with a team Carter once named as his “leader”, means there is always a chance he could choose them come signing day, but if his parents are playing as big of a role in his selection as he has continually let on, then I personally would lay the odds heavily in Georgia’s favor.
Relationships certainly play a large role in where a prospect feels the most comfortable, and Bryan McClendon (Carter’s lead recruiter) has been fostering his relationship with Carter, and his family, for better than a year now—it all adds up.
As of now, Carter’s last official visit to Georgia is scheduled for January 31, it will be the last visit he makes before announcing his college destination on National Signing Day; if all goes well, that’s one announcement Dawg fans will want to be tuned-in to see.
In the meantime, here’s a little footage of Carter from the Under Armour All-American practices in Florida this week; one thing Carter’s definitely got is quickness.