Michail Carter to Georgia: Bulldogs Land 4-Star DT Prospect

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured ColumnistFebruary 3, 2016


Class of 2016 defensive tackle prospect Michail Carter committed to the Georgia Bulldogs on Wednesday.

Kim Smith of 11 Alive's shared a picture of Carter with a bulldog at his announcement:

Kim Smith @KimSmithTV

Another big signing for UGA! @MontezCarter brings out the bulldog for his announcement https://t.co/0JsB2B2hX8

Carter is ranked as the No. 14 prospect in his home state of Georgia and the No. 15 defensive tackle in the nation, according to 247Sports

He was getting pressure from friends and family to stay close to home, per UGASports.com's Radi Nabulsi:

Radi Nabulsi @RadiNabulsi

"Everyone at home is telling me I look good in red and black" - Rivals250 DT Michail Carter https://t.co/m5y5YIBXGn $ http://t.co/RccSLNy15P

The high school senior is already a full-grown man at 6'4", 302 pounds. Usually a player that size is looked upon to plug holes along the trenches and stop the run. 

However, Carter is so athletic for a young man of his size that he is a legitimate threat to disrupt plays in the backfield time and time again. 

He's also strong enough to simply overpower offensive linemen. In the video above, Carter is taking on some of the best offensive line prospects in the nation at the 2016 Nike Camp. He simply breezes by them at times using just his arms. 

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Just wait until he uses all 302 pounds of his frame to get after a quarterback or running back. He'll be a tough man to stop in a few seasons.

Per 247Sports, Carter is the third defensive tackle of the 2016 class to commit to Georgia. 

Having lost Sterling Bailey, Josh Dawson, James DeLoach and Chris Mayes, there will be spots open on the defensive line for Carter, who will have some competition with the newest commits along with returnees John Atkins, Jonathan Ledbetter, DaQuan Hawkins and Michael Barnett. 

Georgia's defense allowed 149.5 rushing yards per game in 2015, so Carter has an opportunity to provide an interior run-stopping presence that could give Georgia a boost. 

He could also help the Bulldogs' pressure game, as they were ranked 97th in the nation in sacks. If he's able to show early that he can excel defending both the run and pass, then Carter is going to have a place on Goergia's defensive line for the next few years. 

Stats courtesy of NCAA.com

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