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[MEDIA:32874]<BR> One of the South's top defensive tackle prospects will visit the Gators later this week for an unofficial visit.

One of the top defensive line prospects from the state of Louisiana is Jarrod Carter from River Ridge (La.) John Curtis High School. Carter recorded 78 tackles, 12 sacks and 8 tackles for a loss last season as a junior.

"I have an attitude and I know when to use it," said Carter. "I have quick feet and I can stop the run and rush the passer."

Carter, 6-2 and 275 pounds, has played everywhere on the defensive line and he is being recruited as a defensive tackle. According to Carter, he has scholarship offers from LSU, Florida, USC, Memphis, Colorado, Oklahoma, Tulane and Baylor. One of the big reasons why he plays well is practice time against Jerry Sevin (LSU commitment), one of the nation's finest offensive linemen.

"Practicing against Jerry is line playing a game. He has made me so much better and I would like to think I have made him a better player too. He of course is a lot stronger than me and sometimes I feel like I am going up against a brick wall. We are close friends."

Will Carter follow his good friend and go to Baton Rouge?

"LSU is my leader and I feel like I am at home there. It is also close to home and that is important because my family can come see me play.

But I like Florida a lot. The Gators have a great reputation. I also like Colorado, Oklahoma and USC."

Carter will visit the Gators this weekend for an unofficial visit and to camp at Florida as well.

His father, Doug Carter, was the first ever high school All-American at John Curtis back in 1977. He played middle linebacker for Tulane. Carter bench presses 425 pounds, squats 500 and power cleans 315. He also carries a 3.3 grade point average.

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