Gators in Carter's Final Three

The Florida Gators hosted a number of big time prospects this weekend with players such as William Campbell, Jelani Jenkins, Denard Robinson but the one that is flying a bit under the radar is cornerback Michael Carter Jr.

At 5-10 and 170-pounds with 4.45-speed there isn't much that Carter can't accomplish from his cornerback spot. From Pompano Beach (FL) Blanche Ely High School Carter made his official visit with his mother and father and had a great weekend.

"Everything went great," Mr. Carter said. "Florida is everything that we thought it would be. It just backed up what we already knew about the Gators. Florida is a great team, a great school and has great coaches."

The entire visit went fantastic and the Carters couldn't come up with one thing that stood out over the rest, but one thing that did leave a lasting impression was the time spent with the head man himself, Coach Urban Meyer.

"We all sat down with Coach Meyer and he was telling us a little bit about the university and the rest of the players and stuff like that. Coach went on to talk about Michael's reputation and how he sees him fitting in with the rest of the team and how he has great respect for Michael with his accomplishments on and off the field."

Carter has it narrowed down to three schools and Florida is at the top of the list.

"Michael has a final three of West Virginia, Florida and Minnesota but Florida is his highest school at this time. Right now he is going to sit back take his time talk it over with me and his mother and make a decision at the Army All-American game in January."

The Carter family is very familiar with the Gator coaching staff but wanted to use this trip to get to know them a little bit better with their decision looming.

"We have spent a good bit of time talking with the Gator coaches but this was the first trip that my wife has been on this recruiting season. She felt like it was a true family atmosphere and felt great about the staff."

My Take:
Carter has good speed and better instincts to bait quarterbacks to throw his way. The Gator staff knows that with his frame they can add the kind of weight and muscle needed to hold up in a league like the Southeastern Conference. Early on in the process, it appeared that the Gators would take only one cornerback but for those of you that like to predict mock classes you most surely better pencil Michael Carter Jr. in for the class of 2009.


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