Sacoby Carter, a 6-foot-1, 220-pound defensive end from Hawkinsville, GA., found a home during his trip to Murfreesboro, TN this weekend.
"I decided to commit to Middle Tennessee State," said Carter. "I've been around schools like Florida, South Carolina and Georgia Tech, but I just really wanted to go somewhere that I was comfortable and coach (Rick) Stockstill provided that atmosphere for me, academically and athletically."
"I really liked the town of Murfreesboro. It was big, but it wasn't too big. The campus is big, but everything is close together. The stadium and the weight room are within walking distance. They keep the place looking nice. Everything is well kept and the coaches keep everything arranged very well."
Coach Brent Brock, the tight ends coach, recruited Carter for Middle Tennessee. The Blue Raider coaching staff was key in Carter's decision to commit.
"Coach Brock and coach (Les) Herrin is one of the main reasons why I like Middle Tennessee," said Carter. "They talked to me about the opportunity to come in and get some playing time with them. They rotate the defensive line in and out, from first to third string. I like that."
Carter was hosted by former Red Devils teammate Brandon Perry.
"He talked to me about all the good things that come with being over there," Carter said. "He wasn't forcing me to come there or anything. He was just telling me when you get an opportunity like this, you don't want to pass it by."
Sacoby Carter was one of three Georgia prospects to commit to Middle Tennessee during official visits this weekend. Charlton County quarterback Dwight Dasher and Swainsboro defensive end Dwight Smith also pledged to the Blue Raiders.