Gators have work to do with Becker

Long and rangy describes Carlos Becker pretty well. The Kissimmee Osceola star defensive back has the size to play safety but is being pegged as a cornerback by most of the schools that are recruiting him because of his aggressive play, his speed, and his length.

A week ago Carlos Becker was participating in Ty Timmons ‘The Challenge’ 7on7 tournament with his ‘Rat Pack’ team. He felt like he was doing his thing.

“I like the competition,” he said as the teams were headed to the playoff rounds. “They have some good competition out here. I didn’t get beat, so I’m having a good day.”

One noticeable attribute on Becker is his long arms that go along with his large frame and give him some intangibles that stand out to college coaches.

“I guess it helps me a lot,” he said of the arm length. “I don’t really think I have long arms, but I feel normal.”

A team that has made him a priority in the recruiting process is one ofn the teams that really stands out to him. NC State, really likes what they see in the young man and have given him some things to think about.

“NC State stands out some because I went to the school twice,” he said. “I like the atmosphere and the coaches. I feel like they can put me up there.”

Two other schools have caught his attention.

“I also like Ohio State and Kentucky,” he said. “They are the ones that talk to me. Ohio State are winners right now, so they are standing out. Kentucky, I like the DB coach. He was talking to me a lot, so that really shows that he likes me a lot.”

Becker was by to visit the gators earlier in the month, but the Miami born star is looking to get out of The Sunshine State.

“I am interested in Florida, but I really don’t want to stay in Florida,” he said. “They were talking about when Hargreaves leaves I can replace him.”

He does say that he won’t rule playing in-state.

“If Florida or Florida State really pull me a lot, then I could like those school,” he said.

He will make visits to Ohio State and Kentucky in the summer. With 2 offers, he isn’t ruling anyone out at this point and says he wants to wait until schools come watch him this spring and will narrow things down to 10 or so after spring.

In the end, the biggest factor for him will be getting on the field early.

“I want to play,” he said. “I don’t want to go to a school that I just fill in the depth chart.”


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