2014 Georgia weak-side defensive end Lorenzo Carter is one of the top prospects in the class, and he received another significant offer from the North Carolina State Wolfpack yesterday to add to his growing list. Carter is easily one of the top 150 recruits in the 2014 football class, and 247Sports even rates him as the third-best prospect overall. There is no doubt that he is one of the top ten recruits in the state of Georgia, and Carter is also a top five WDE. 247 rates him as the top recruit in the state of Georgia and among weak-side DEs overall, so Carter is definitely worth a close look. Carter is a two-sports star in basketball and football, so he is also a highly-rated power forward as well.
He has offers from Alabama, Georgia, Auburn, Florida State, Florida, Miami, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Michigan, N.C. State, Louisville, Clemson, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Tennessee, Penn State, Ohio State, Nebraska, Syracuse, and Oklahoma State.
With all those major offers, Carter certainly has a lot to look at. At this moment in time, Notre Dame, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Miami, South Carolina, Auburn, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt, and Florida State are the 11 programs that he is looking at closely early on. Last month, South Carolina sent three coaches, including G.A. Mangus and Steve Spurrier, to Norcross High.
This past season as a junior for Norcross, Lorenzo Carter put up some ridiculous numbers that affirmed his place as a five-star recruit by 247Sports. Carter recorded 136 tackles, 45 tackles for loss, and 18 sacks, which are mind-boggling numbers at any position but especially at defensive end. 136 tackles for a defensive lineman? That’s crazy.
N.C. State likely doesn’t have much of a chance at landing the five-star prospect over all those major programs, but Carter is still a prospect worth keeping an eye on.
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