Carter Taking His Time

Norcross athlete Lorenzo Carter helped lead Norcross High School (GA) to a state championship in football. The talented junior is now playing a big role as Norcross tries to make a run at the state championship in basketball.

Profile - Lorenzo Carter

Carter is now making the transition from football to basketball. Saturday night he helped Norcross defeat a talented DeMatha team in the Hilton Invitational. Carter is adjusting to the difference in conditioning from football to basketball. "It was tough at first but I'm used to it now."

At one time, Lorenzo was considering playing both sports in college but those thoughts are behind him. "If I want to play at a high major school, it's going to be tough." Carter is looking forward to concentrating on football at the next level. Lorenzo has 24 schools that have offered him that chance. "My latest was Auburn." One of the schools to offer Carter is Georgia Tech. Carter and his parents visited Georgia Tech last weekend. Carter made the visit with a small group of recruits. "I liked it a lot. My parents had fun and we had a great time."

His family and the other recruits had a chance to watch the NFC championship games on the visit and also toured the facilities and campus. "I didn't realize the campus was that big." The visit also gave Carter a chance to talk to the Tech coaches. "I had a chance to talk to Coach Ted Roof from Penn State. That was my first time talking to him at Georgia Tech. "Carter also talked with defefensive line coach Mike Pelton.

Coach Roof has invited Carter back for another visit. "He told me that we would break down some film and he would show me where I would be playing." Carter hopes to make the trip back to Tech soon to learn more about their plans for him. Most schools are looking at Carter as an outside linebacker. "Some are looking at me as a rush end."

Carter is now looking at which schools he be visiting next. "It's a toss up now. I'll either be visiting Georgia, Georgia Tech or Alabama on the 2nd of February."

When it comes time to make his college choice, Lorenzo will first be looking at the depth chart. "I want to come in and play and not have to sit out two or three years." Carter is also looking for a school where he feels comfortable and has a family.

His decision date is something that Lorenzo will play by ear. "I'm not looking to make a decision anytime soon. It will be senior year definitely." Lorenzo is enjoying the recruiting process and is not ready to name any favorites.

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