BEAVERTON, Ore. – It’s not every year that the Georgia Bulldogs pull a player from the recruiting hotbed that is the state of Texas.
But that’s exactly what happened Sunday at The Opening when four-star running back Toneil Carter announced he would be signing with the Bulldogs.
“After my visit, my family said they loved it,” Carter said. “I had an awesome time there. Once my family said they loved it and that they would follow me in my choice, I just felt that was the perfect place for me.”
Carter said he has absolutely no problem leaving his home state
“When it is time to play, it doesn’t matter if you are in Texas or Georgia,” Carter said. “It is what it is.”
Carter plans to take three official visits, making trips to Georgia, Texas A& M and LSU. The Bulldogs are expected to take one more running back for the Class of 2017.
“I am 100% committed,” Carter said. “I haven’t talked to Cam [Akers], but I have talked to D’Andre [Swift] a little bit. He is a pretty cool dude.”
Give Bulldog running backs coach Del McGee credit for making Carter’s commitment possible.
“One thing I can say [about McGee], if he wants you he is going to get you,” said Carter, who added he’s known for a couple of months that he was going to be a Bulldog. “He is a great recruiter and as a coach he seems like a great one. He hasn’t had the chance to coach me up yet, but I plan to get a lot of it.”