Florida is loaded with defensive linemen on the current roster but the coaching staff is out looking for their future replacements.
One of the top targets on the board is Norcross (Ga.) High defensive end Lorenzo Carter who received a visit from the Gators last week.
“Coach (Joker) Phillips was by the school last week,” Carter said. “He stopped by for our morning workout and stayed for a good while during the day. He was watching me but he was also looking at some of the other guys like Kevin (Mouhon), Myles (Autry) and we have a couple of young receivers and defensive backs that they liked.”
The 6-foot-5, 226-pound Carter has taken several visits this spring but hasn’t yet made it to Florida, that will change soon.
“I plan to visit Florida this summer with my parents,” Carter said. “The coaches tell me that they want to get me down there and that once I do, that I’ll fall in love with the program there. I also plan to visit Florida State and South Carolina this summer with my parents.”
Right now two teams standout to Carter but he says that could change once he takes a visit to Florida this summer.
“Alabama and Georgia are a little ahead right now because I have been there,” Carter said. “But I think once I get down to Florida they will be right up there with those two. I have a great relationship with coach (Brad) Lawing and with coach (Will) Muschamp so I’m ready to get down there and talk with those guys.”
With Carter being a defensive lineman, he is impressed with defensive line coach Brad Lawing’s background of coaching top notch players.
“Coach Lawing’s experience is a big reason as to why I like Florida,” Carter said. “He knows how its done and what it takes to be great and he could help me with that. I like coach Muschamp’s personality a lot. There aren’t too many coaches now that are defensive minded coaches and also, when you see him on TV he has that fiery personality.”
Carter says that right now Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida State are recruiting him the hardest.