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 to their already-scary class.
It looks like the Bulldogs got one of the best gems in this year’s class — especially on the defensive side of the ball. Carter is ranked No. 14 in the ESPN300 rankings and he is the No. 3 overall defensive end in the class.
Carter has a lot of speed for a big 6-foot-5, 235-pound defensive end, running a 4.60 40-yard dash. Carter also becomes the second five-star recruit to join the Bulldogs in the 2014 class and the 20th commitment for the Bulldogs overall.
With all of the criticism that Richt has received as a head coach, he continues to be a great recruiter and grabbing two five-star and 11 four-star recruits for this year’s class has to be a step in the right direction when it comes to Richt taking the Bulldogs to the next level — a national title.
Many people have criticized how poorly the Bulldogs have been in recent years when it comes to contending for a national title — even if it means they have finished second in the SEC.
What does this class mean for the Bulldogs, however? It means that SEC titles and national titles aren’t too far off. Richt has this program headed in the right direction and these players will take them there.
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