ATHENS, Ga. -- While his teammates competed in the Gwinnett versus Georgia 7-on-7 tournament at Central Gwinnett (Ga.) High School on Saturday, ESPN 150 defensive end Lorenzo Carter took a scheduled trip to the University of Georgia. While his Norcross (Ga.) Blue Devils did not need him to win the tournament, they will need him if they want to win back-to-back state titles. Carter heard a variation on that theme while spending time with Mark Richt.
“He told me I could win a national championship for my state,” Carter said. “He said I could do it anywhere but it would be even sweeter if I did it for the state of Georgia.”
Carter has won two state basketball championships and a Class AAAAAA football championship, amassing a lot of jewelry in his prep career. Richt showed of some of his own.