Carter stays home and commits to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators picked up a huge commitment on Friday afternoon when defensive end Zach Carter (6-4, 240, Tampa, FL Hillsborough) picked Florida over the Clemson Tigers.

Carter, who grew up a Florida Gators fan, says that the chance to play for his home state and his dream school was just too much to pass up.

“They have been been my dream school growing up,” Carter said on why he committed to Florida. “I can’t wait to play in front of 90 thousand in the Swamp.”

Over the last few days Clemson had picked up some buzz that they could gain Carter’s commitment, following a visit he took up to them last week, but defensive line coach Chris Rumph worked hard on the defensive end.

Carter isn’t just a big commitment for the Gators because of his talent on the field, but head coach Jim McElwain and Florida picked up a big prospect in a big Gator friendly area in Tampa.

The defensive end also helps the Gators keep up the positive momentum as Florida picked up a commitment from defensive back Elijah Blades on Wednesday and now have nine total commits in the class of 2019.

Carter joins JUCO defensive tackle Javier Edwards and defensive tackle Jordon Scott on the defensive line for the Class of 2017 as the Gators look to load up on the line this cycle.

The Tampa prospect is also close to tight end target Tre McKitty and athlete target Devan Barrett who are both big targets for Florida in this class.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.