Profile - Tory Carter
Lee County recruit Tory Carter and his family made the trip to Atlanta for Tory’s second Junior Day. The visit reunited Tory’s dad with Georgia Tech Coach Paul Johnson as they have a relationship that goes back to Coach Johnson's days at Georgia Southern.
Tory was looking forward to the trip because of his dad’s ties to Coach Johnson from the Georgia Southern days. “I’ve heard a lot of great stories about my dad and his times with Coach Johnson at Southern.” Tory was also looking forward to meeting his recruiting Coach Andy McCollum.
Both coaches talked to Tory about the football program and the academics at Tech. “I want to be a coach and both coaches talked to me about the new majors at Tech that will help me achieve that goal.” Carter was impressed with everything Tech has to offer.
The coaches invited Tory back for spring practice as well as the spring game. “I might do both but I do know I’m coming to one or two practices.” Carter has submitted his transcripts and game film to the Tech staff. Tory has also been invited to attend the Tech summer camp.
There were several thing that stood out to Tory besides meeting the coaches on his visit. He was surprised by how nice the campus was, especially being located within the city of Atlanta. “The academics there are great and so are the facilities. Living in smaller towns for most of my life, this was a surprising great place to spend the next four or five years of your life.”
Tech is looking at Carter as either a defensive end or an offensive lineman. Tory plays two hybrid positions at Lee County, a "F" and an "H" Back as well as defensive end, offensive tackle, tight end and he’s also lined up as a hybrid linebacker for Lee County. Tory feels that his versatility will enable him to see the field quicker.
Following his Junior Day visit to Tech, Tory will be attending the Junior Day at Troy on the 27th. He also plans to visit Georgia Southern. “They are recruiting me the hardest now.” Tory plans to visit other schools once they’ve set the dates for their Junior Days.
There are several things that Tory has been looking at and will be looking at in choosing a school. "The main and probably the most important thing in picking a school is which school can give me the best life after football and college are over.” Tory will also be looking to see which school would put him in the best position to graduate. “I just want to play football and enjoy college. I love college football and I love to hit. My motor never stops running and I am a player that will do anything asked of me to stay on the field.”