Dean's List 2013 True Freshmen #4

Dean Legge counts down his top five incoming true freshmen who will impact the 2013 season.

4. Reggie Carter

Reggie Carter didn't get much of the same recruiting attention from the .com world because he suffered a season-ending injury in 2011. That slowed the recruiting push for him outside of the state.

But programs ignoring Carter due to his injury are going to turn out to be mistaken. At a minimum those programs left a very good player on the table for the Bulldogs to scoop up – and scoop up Georgia did.

Carter is physical and will fit in perfectly in Georgia 3-4 scheme as a middle linebacker. Defending the pass is always a challenge for linebackers transitioning to the college game, so that will be something Carter will have to deal with. But he's a solid tackler with the ability to get after the signal caller when that's necessary.

He turned heads this spring, and that's a real positive for an early enrollee.

Expect Carter to play a fair amount in 2013, but don't expect him to start. He will get heavy minutes on special teams where he will have the chance to make plays.

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