Reggie Carter working himself back

Linebacker Reggie Carter (Snellville, Ga./South Gwinnett) was ready for a big year in 2011, but a knee injury sidelined him for most of the year. Now, he’s rehabbing and working his way back.

“Its full steam this fall,” Carter said. “If there is one thing I learned it’s you can’t take anything for granted. It could all be gone. I just realized how important this game is and you don’t know it until you lose it. The injury just gave me a real appreciation for the game.”

Carter was first offered a scholarship over a year ago as a sophomore when FSU, Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and many others all told him he could play for their schools. What’s he hearing now?

“Michigan is saying they filled up already at linebacker,” Carter said. “Florida, FSU, North Carolina, and South Carolina seem to be all still recruiting me. Georgia and Georgia Tech are both showing me love. Tech has not offered yet. They all want to see me play, get me to camp and see how ready I am.”

Carter, 6-foot-1 and 225-pounds, has not attended any junior days, but he’s hoping to visit some schools this spring.

“Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and South Carolina are some schools I plan on seeing this spring,” Carter said. “I want to see as many as I can.”