Carter Injured But Still Being Recruited

If you need proof that Georgia outside linebacker Reggie Carter is a top prospect in the southeast for the class of 2013 just take a look at the fact that he received double-digit scholarship offers before the start of his junior season.

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Carter was hoping to earn even more offers during this season, but an early season injury ended his junior campaign prematurely.

"I didn't really get to play this season due to an ACL injury that I suffered in the first week of season," Carter said. "Rehab is going well though. I should be jogging next week and my doctors said I am ahead of the process. I will definitely be ready in time for spring ball."

Despite his unfortunate injury, Carter is still hearing from schools such as Georgia Tech, Florida and Oregon on a regular basis. He will have an opportunity to make a favorable on those schools once he is fully recovered from his knee injury.

With his injury preventing him from participating on the gridiron, Carter was able to make a handful of recruiting visits this season, including a couple of trips to nearby Georgia Tech. He was present in Atlanta for the Yellow Jacket's contests against Clemson and Virginia Tech, and the athletic linebacker said that he really enjoyed his time on the Flats.

"My visits to Georgia Tech were amazing. They showed me a lot of love. Coach Todd Spencer is a great guy and I think our relationship will be strong throughout the entire recruiting process." Although Carter says that distance will not be a factor in his college decision, Georgia Tech does have other things working in their favor, including their defensive scheme.

"I like Coach Groh's defense. The 3-4 is one of my things in separating teams in my recruiting. I like both the 4-3 and the 3-4, but I'd like to play in a 3-4 more because the two linebackers are able to become pass rushers."

Tech will have an opportunity to continue making a favorable impression on Carter, as he will be making a third trip to Bobby Dodd Stadium for Georgia Tech's game with Georgia this Saturday. Carter says that he does not currently have any leaders in his recruitment, but he is planning on announcing his college decision before the start of his senior season.

And what will be the biggest factors in his decision? "How my parents and family member feel towards the school, academics and playing time."

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