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Lorenzo Carter chose University of Georgia on Signing Day 2014

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Stockbridge’s Kendarius Webster intercepts a pass intended for Columbia’s Keshon Clark.

AJC Super 11 selection dealt with negative recruiting

Ole Miss held off both Florida State and Georgia to sign Kendarius Webster, the AJC Super 11 defensive back from Stockbridge High School.But if then-FSU defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt hadn’t been hired away by UGA, Webster would’ve likely signed with the Seminoles last February.“That was my biggest secret in recruiting ...

Recruiting Rewind: UGA’s Lorenzo Carter nearly signed with LSU

LSU led for 5-star Lorenzo Carter until signing day (John Bazemore/AP) Lorenzo Carter was headed to LSU for football until he had a change of heart on last February’s signing day. Carter, the 5-star defensive end from Norcross High School who is rated as the state’s No. 1 overall prospect, ...

Recruiting Rewind: UGA’s Lorenzo Carter nearly signed with LSU

LSU led for 5-star Lorenzo Carter until signing day (John Bazemore/AP) Lorenzo Carter was headed to LSU for football until he had a change of heart on last February’s signing day. Carter, the 5-star defensive end from Norcross High School who is rated as the state’s No. 1 overall prospect, ...

Recruiting: Should colleges cover travel costs for recruits’ families?

ACC and SEC head coaches have radically different ideas on rule changes to improve college football recruiting, but there seems to be overwhelming support for an idea to pay travel costs of parents who accompany their sons on college visits. Both Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson and Georgia’s Mark Richt are ...

Tommy Nobis (center) is presented the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award during the ninth annual Atlanta Sports Awards Wednesday at the Fox Theatre.

Tommy Nobis honored at Atlanta Sports Awards

One of Atlanta’s greatest professional athletes received his due from the Atlanta Sports Council on Wednesday night. Former Falcons linebacker Tommy Nobis received the council’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the highlight of the annual Atlanta Sports Awards banquet held at the Fox Theatre. In presenting Nobis, Falcons great Jeff Van Note ...

March 1, 2014 - Atlanta, Ga: Tift County’s DJ Bryant (15) defends a shot attempt by Norcross’s Lorenzo Carter (5) in their game at Georgia Tech Saturday afternoon, March 1, 2014. Norcross plays Tift County in the Boys Class AAAAAA semi-finals. JASON GETZ / SPECIAL

TIFT COUNTY 78, NORCROSS 70 (BOYS)

Georgia Tech fans had to like what they saw from Tift County guard Tadric Jackson on Saturday afternoon at McCamish Pavilion. So did those who made the 200-mile drive from Tifton to watch the future Yellow Jacket lead the Blue Devils into the Class AAAAAA title game. Jackson scored 35, ...

STATE FOOTBALL SIGNEES | BY HIGH SCHOOLS

A Juwon Young, LB, Albany, Miami Curtiss Benton, LB, Alcovy, Appalachian St. Robert Bullard, DB, Alcovy, Air Force Okon Godwin, LB, Alcovy, Appalachian St. Collin Giesey, DL, Alexander, Robert Morris Joshua Turner, OL, Alexander, Brevard Auzoyah Alufohai, DL, Allatoona, Kennesaw St. D.J. Ezell, WR, Allatoona, West Georgia Amir Moore, OL, ...

Georgia recruited strong despite coaching turnover

Georgia finally hired its fourth and final defensive assistant coach Thursday. It’s notable that it came a day after the Bulldogs completed a recruiting class ranked in the top 10 nationally. Georgia announced Thursday it had hired Mike Ekeler, most recently of USC, to coach its inside linebackers. The Bulldogs’ ...

Georgia Bulldogs Add 5-Star DE Lorenzo Carter to Elite Class

As one of the quietest teams on National Signing Day, the Georgia Bulldogs were waiting on one big move at the end of the day to complete their No. 7 ranked recruiting class, according to Rivals. The Bulldogs and Mark Richt ended the day by adding five-star DE Lorenzo Carter ...

Signing day carried less drama than in recent years

Recruiting drama is part of every signing day, but it was much less of a soap opera among the state’s high-profile prospects Wednesday than in recent years. Out of Georgia’s top 10 overall prospects, all but one had revealed their college plans in advance. The lone holdout was Norcross High ...

Norcross defensive end Lorenzo Carter commits to Mark Richt, Jeremy Pruitt and the Georgia Bulldogs

Defensive end Lorenzo Carter committed to Georgia on National Signing Day. (Mark LoMoglio/Icon SMI) Lorenzo Carter, a four-star defensive end out of Norcross (Ga.) High, was so coveted by Florida State and Florida that coaches recently attended his basketball game and sat next to his family in ...

An inside look at Georgia’s signing class

THE BOTTOM LINE Georgia finished eighth in the composite national rankings compiled by 247Sports.com. Obviously being in the top 10 of anything is good, but it’s also relative. SEC competitors Alabama (1), LSU (2), Texas A&M (4), Auburn (6), and Tennessee (7) were ahead of the Bulldogs in the same ...

Carter, Autry headline big day for Norcross signees

There were no signing-day surprises at Norcross High School on Wednesday, only jubilation, pride and even a few tears. Lorenzo Carter, the state’s top recruit, picked Georgia over LSU on ESPNU. His decision came around 3:40 p.m. and had Bulldogs fans screaming in a packed Norcross auditorium and in the ...

Brooks County cornerback Malkom Parrish, an AJC Super 11 pick, is committed to Georgia.

Georgia’s committed and signed players

UGA’s 2014 SIGNINGSKeyon Brown, DE-OLB, 6-3, 240, Wauchula (Fla.) Hardee CountyDetric Dukes, ILB, 6-0, 230, TuckerJacob Park, QB, 6-3, 205, Goose Creek (S.C.) StratfordDominick Sanders, S-CB, 5-11, 185, TuckerIsaiah McKenzie, WR, 5-8, 175, Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) American HeritageJeb Blazevich, TE, 6-5, 230, Charlotte (N.C.) ChristianShaquille Jones, safety, 6-2, 175, Merritt ...

Norcross High School defensive end Lorenzo Carter announces that he plans to play at Georgia during a news conference Wednesday. Carter is regarded as the top prospect in Georgia and one of the top pass-rushers in the nation.

Norcross stars choose Georgia, Tech

Norcross defensive end Lorenzo Carter, the state’s top-ranked recruit, committed to Georgia during a Signing Day ceremony in the school’s theatre. Wearing an animal-print sport coat, black shirt and gold chain, Carter announced his decision and put on a Georgia hat in front of a live television audience on ESPNU. ...

AJC Super 11 RB Nick Chubb of Cedartown High School

2014 Georgia commitments

AJC recruiting expert Michael Carvell details the committed players to the University of Georgia. As signings come in on Wednesday, the list will be updated continuously. Check for updates. SIGNINGS Keyon Brown, defensive end from Hardee High School of Wauchula, Fla. Colleges: Committed to UGA over FSU and Miami on ...

Minute-by-minute updates from UGA’s Signing Day

The Bulldogs and coach Mark Richt will hold their Signing Day news conference at 2 p.m. today at the practice facility in Heritage Hall.Submit pictures of high school players committed to play college football on signing day to http://www.ajc.com/signingdaypics/#NationalSigningDay3:42 p.m. The Bulldogs land the No. 1 prospect in the state, ...

AJC Super 11 commitments and signings

Lorenzo Carter, Norcross Position: Defensive end Height, weight: 6-foot-5, 235 pounds Class: Senior College choice: Georgia 2013 season wrap-up: Carter helped Norcross win its second Class AAAAAA state championship in a row and was one of the top performers in the Under Armour All-America game. School’s first Super 11 since: ...

State’s top junior prospect to commit Wednesday

The state’s top prospect for the Class of 2015 will get the recruiting drama over early. Mitch Hyatt, a junior at North Gwinnett High, will announce his college football decision at 7 p.m. Wednesday The 6-foot-5, 270-pound offensive lineman is expected to pick Clemson over Ohio State because of family ...

Lorenzo Carter’s mother ranks UGA visit as an 11

AJC Super 11 DE-OLB Lorenzo Carter of Norcross HS (AJC) Lorenzo Carter, the state’s No. 1 overall football prospect, took his fourth and final recruiting trip to UGA last weekend. You could say it went pretty well. “On a scale of 1-10, I’d rank it an 11,” his mother, Lisa ...

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