Top defensive end ready for his Florida official

Florida’s defense has been the bright spot of the 2013 Gators so far, especially the defensive line and pass rush.

The Gators are looking to add another weapon on that front in Norcross (Ga.) High defensive end Lorenzo Carter.

“I’m going to Florida for the Tennessee game for my official visit,” Carter said. “I’m planning my Notre Dame official and the LSU game for my Alabama official. I’m going to Georgia for their banquet for my official there.”

For quite some time the 6’5″, 235-pound pass rusher has said he will take his recruitment all the way to National Signing Day.

“I’m probably going to decide on Signing Day still,” Carter said.  “I will probably take an unofficial visit to Florida after the season and maybe a couple more.”

Carter has separated himself from a lot of other players by earning over 30 scholarship offers from the top schools in the country. Despite the large number of offers, Carter says three schools stand out as of now.

“Florida, Alabama and Georgia, that’s my top group,” Carter said.  “It’s too early to have a leader because it really changes by which coach I talk to that day. It’s really just those three in the lead pack.”

September 1st marked the first day that college coaches could call 2014 prospects and it wasn’t long before Carter heard from his top three.

“I talked to coach (Will) Muschamp and I missed coach (Nick) Saban’s call so I have to call him back,” Carter said. “I talked to coach (Mark) Richt too. I talk to Florida often, especially them being an out of state school, I talk to them a lot.”

Florida hasn’t had the start to their season that they would have liked but the 2014 Norcross prospect has liked what he saw from the Gators defense so far.

“I saw them against Toledo and I liked what I saw on the defensive side of the ball,” Carter said. “They rushed off of the edge and got a lot of guys out there. They are still telling me the same thing about me playing the BUCK linebacker position.”

On the season Carter has four sacks but he says his goal is 20 sacks for the year.

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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, 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.