RECRUITING: Gators out in front for Carter

Antoine Carter started his prep career at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale. He played there in the fall of 2004. He didn't return there, however.

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"I left Dillard and my dad enrolled me at Bay Point," Carter said. "It's been great. I've been taking night classes and we go to school year round here so I've been able to catch up on my credits. I have about a 3.5 GPA now and I'll be able to graduate in May of next year. So basically I'll be a senior in the fall."

In his first season at Bay Point in 2005, Carter was nearly unblockable. He finished the season with 65 tackles and 25 sacks.

"I just have the speed off the edge that most guys cant handle," he said. "I got 25 sacks last year. I'm going for 30 plus this season. I'm gonna be bigger, faster, and stronger and I hope to really dominate out there."

Carter, 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds, is getting lots of interest from college programs. While he doesn't have a written offer yet, several schools are showing strong interest.

"The Gators write me pretty much every day," he said. "Hand-written, too. I get them most from Florida, Wake Forest, UCLA, UCF, and USF. Notre Dame said they're coming to my spring game to evaluate me. UM called my coach and asked about my transcript."

Carter, who plans on going to Florida's spring game, has the Gators out in front right now.

"The Gators are No. 1 right now," he said. "I've been liking them since I started watching football and they're recruiting me the hardest. I talk to Coach Holliday all the time. Then it's LSU, Georgia Tech, Ohio State, and Miami."

Carter plans on attending the All-American Combine on May 13 in Boca Raton. He'll have a chance to showcase himself as one of the state's premier defensive prospects.

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