UGA is off to a blistering start for its 2013 recruiting class.
On Monday, LB Reggie Carter committed UGA over Florida State and South Carolina, according to his coach. It was commitment No. 13 for UGA, which could sign as many as 30 next February.
“Reggie loves the coaching staff at Georgia and he feels comfortable there,” South Gwinnett High School coach John Small told the AJC. “It’s close to home so all of his family can come see him play, it’s an in-state school, and I just think he feels at home there.”
The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Carter could play several different linebacker positions at UGA.
“I think he fits in well with what Georgia does on defense,” Small said. “He’s a very versatile kid. He can rush the passer, he can put his hand down, he can rush off the edge, he can play inside or outside linebacker … he can help them wherever they need him. He’s very smart, a student of the game. They are getting a tireless worker.”
Carter may not be ranked as high as he should be in the various recruiting rankings because he missed nearly his entire junior season with a knee injury. On the 10th play of South Gwinnett’s season-opener, Carter went down with a torn ACL.
“Reggie has been cleared by doctors, he’s back to 100-percent and stronger than ever,” Small said.
Carter, who transferred from Stephenson to South Gwinnett before the start of his junior season, has a 3.5 GPA. Carter was praised by his coach leadership skills and character.
UGA now has three commitments at linebacker, along with West Lauren’s Johnny O’Neal and Ryne Rankin at Orlando. The Bulldogs are expecting to sign at least one more at the position. They may have an outside chance at Reuben Foster, the Troup star who is ranked as the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect. Foster is committed to Alabama but still flirting with UGA and Auburn.
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