Georgia Football Recruiting: DE Lorenzo Carter Commits to Bulldogs

National Signing Day: Lorenzo Stays Home to Play for Georgia

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Jul 1, 2013; Beaverton, OR, USA;  Lorenzo Carter runs the 40 yard dash during the SPARQ Rating National Championship at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon on Monday July, 1, 2013. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY SportsFive-star weak-side defensive end Lorenzo Carter has announced that he'll play his college football in Athens for the Georgia Bulldogs

Carter made the announcement today from Norcross High School in Norcross (Ga.), giving Mark Richt and his staff a big victory in their home state.

The 6-foot-5, 232-pound beast was also considering Florida State, LSU, Florida, and Alabama. However, it seemed rather clear over the past few weeks that Jeremy Pruitt's arrival as the new defensive coordinator in Athens would help keep Carter at home in the Peachtree State.

And to say that he's excited about the possibilities in joining the other talent on Pruitt's defense would be an understatement. 

That defense is going to be nasty, and I'm going to be a part of it.

The above quote is what Carter said after announcing for the Bulldogs. If that doesn't sound like a man on a mission, I don't know what does.

For a player this big, Carter is an outstanding athlete with plenty of speed to get into the backfield. That alone gives Pruitt a lot to work with here as he tries to mold Carter into a sack machine.

Georgia's defense was all over the place during the 2013 season, but with a change in leadership at that position, and with the talent that it has coming in with this class, it should be one of the most improved teams in the SEC in 2014.

The future is bright for Richt and company in Athens. 

Stay tuned for more National Signing Day coverage here on FanIQ College Football. Also, for all the big signings around the country, check out the FanIQ Signing Big Board!

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