Tory Carter didn’t play much fullback for Leesburg (Ga.) Lee County in its 26-7 loss to Warner Robins (Ga.) Northside, but he showed why a number of Power Five schools project him to be an impact player at the position. From his defensive end spot the LSU pledge racked up nine tackles, including three solos, three assisted, and three tackles for loss. His quickness and burst translate well to the offensive backfield role the Tigers envision him playing in their current offense. That’s why despite the firing of former head coach Les Miles the talented youngster has maintained his allegiance to the SEC power.
"I'm fully committed to LSU as of right now with Coach Orgeron still there,” Carter said. “Until that changes… then I'll start thinking about (his commit status)."
The possibility of a coaching overhaul in Baton Rouge explains why Carter has begun giving at least preliminary thought to what other programs might provide a similar fit. Enter Michigan. Thanks to the commitment of his teammate Otis Reese and a true pro-style offense that features heavy fullback usage the Wolverines were able to convince the three-star standout to give them a look.
"I'm going to Michigan Nov. 19 for an official," reported Carter.
“I’ve got a lot (of visits) I’m thinking about. I'm still waiting it out and planning. I'll probably take a lot after the season."
Michigan’s ability to get its visit scheduled during season was due in part to the personal courtship of headman Jim Harbaugh.
"I think he's a great coach,” said Carter. “He's got a good reputation and a good coach to have recruiting me. It makes me feel good about myself and the stuff I've achieved. He just wants me to take a visit and see what it's like out in Ann Arbor."
Even if all goes well for the Wolverines don’t expect a sudden change of heart from Carter. One major factor will likely dictate when his decision will come and what it will be.
"It'll be soon after LSU makes a decision on their coach."
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