Lorenzo Carter: What I Learned Watching

ATLANTA - Ethan Burch reviews Norcross DE Lorenzo Carter's performance against Colquitt County.

It's tough to begin to describe all the assets Norcross defensive end Lorenzo Carter has. To start, he's 6-foot-5 and 232 pounds. He's got great size and speed. Carter runs a 4.6 40 and is extremely athletic. However, those positives are just the start of Carter's list of attributes.

Carter is a five-star prospect on Scout, and he's got that rating because he has determination to go along with all his talent.

Norcross faced off against Colquitt County in August in a preseason scrimmage. The game was at Norcross where the Blue Devil faithful were in attendance. However, the Blue Devils fell behind 14-0 early in the first quarter. Carter had seen enough.

The senior got vocal with his defensive teammates, and it worked. Colquitt didn't score again in the game. Norcross walked away from the scrimmage with a 28-14 victory in which Carter sacked the quarterback three times.

Carter is a phenomenal player which is why he's currently the top-ranked defensive end in the nation. That's also why he received the highest Nike SPARQ rating of any defensive end in Oregon this past summer.

As far as a decision, he'll be announcing that on National Signing Day in February. From what I've seen from Carter, he can make an immediate impact wherever he decides to go to school. He's big, he's fast, and he can only get stronger as he works out harder. His technique will improve in time as he gets stronger, and he's pretty fast right now.

We know how good Carter is, but his potential for improvement over the next few years is enormous.

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