Carter has long time relationship with Rumph

Will Jackson (Ga.) four-star beast Michail Carter end the drought of big-time defensive tackles at Florida?

At 6-foot-3 and 310 pounds, Michail Carter also plays basketball making him a very athletic player at that size. His athletic ability has teams like Florida flocking to recruit him.

“I try to be very athletic,” he said. “The college coaches tell me that.”

Florida defensive line coach Chris Rumph has been recruiting Carter for quite some time and has a different relationship than most with the young man.

“The last time I talked to him was a week after the spring game,” Carter said. “He has liked me since a few years ago. He first saw me in the ninth grade. Our relationship has grown since then.”

Indeed Rumph has been recruiting Carter since his days at Alabama and has followed him closely ever since.

“I like his coaching style,” Carter said. “He is hard and gives tough love, but he knows how to coach.”

Carter plans on making it down to Gainesville either in the summer or in the fall.

“I have to get with the new coaching staff, I’ve been talking with them through Twitter, but I need to meet face-to-face with them,” he said. “Coach Rumph is the only one I have talked to in person. Once I meet with them I will have a better feel then.

“I am going to try and get down there this summer, if not I will definitely come down and visit for a couple of games.”

He says he hasn’t narrowed things down with any schools at all.

“I don’t have a top list, and am still wide open,” he said. “But I plan on making that list toward the end of the summer. Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Georgia Tech, Illinois, NC State, Oklahoma are all recruiting me hard.”

In the end he knows what he is looking for in a program.

“The main things I am looking at are the chance to come in and play right away, I want a good relationship with the coaches, and a good feel for the campus,” he said. “I want a very good football atmosphere. I want coaches I can talk to on and off the field.”

Carter has no plans to visit anywhere soon. We will be sure to keep you posted on this four-star talent here on

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