Profile - Robert Carter
The Yellow Jacket head coach had his best opportunity to make a favorable impression
on the talented prospect when Carter took his official visit to Georgia Tech this past
"It went really well," Scout's 7th-ranked center for the class of 2012 said of his visit to
Atlanta. "Just being with the team, and bonding with the team and the coaching staff was
really great. I got a chance to watch the team practice, and I thought they looked good.
They were definitely working hard."
Pierre Jordan played the role of host for Carter's visit, which included spending time
with former Yellow Jacket star Derrick Favors, as well as a chance to talk at length with
"I have a great relationship with Coach Gregory, but he was just telling me how much he
wants me to come there."
Carter says that his official visits will be pivotal in helping him decide where he wants to
play his college ball, and it appears that his first two visits have already helped a couple
of schools stand out from the rest of the pack.
"Georgia and Georgia Tech are standing out to me right now," Carter said. "They are the
favorites because they are the ones that I have visited. I don't know if that will change or
not. I have had two really good official visits, so they are the favorites right now."
Even though the two in-state schools seem to have a slight edge for the time being,
Florida, Florida State, Kentucky, Maryland and Rhode Island are still players for Carter's
services. Carter has official visits set up to Florida and Florida State in upcoming weeks,
which will provide him with good comparisons to the two in-state programs.
For a program such as Florida or Florida State, they might need a near perfect visit in
order to sway Carter to leave Georgia.
"It kind of helps if a school is close to home, but I'd maybe go to a school that was
farther away if it were a better fit for me."
Carter says that he plans to have his decision out of the way by the early signing period,
which means that schools don't have too much time left to make an impression on the
stud post prospect.
It appears that the Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets have set the bar very high for the other
schools on Carter's list, but it appears that there will still be plenty of chances for
programs to make a push for his signature come the early signing period.
Tech head coach Brian Gregory is hoping to land a quality post player to finish off the
class. While other players remain on the radar, there is no doubt that Gregory's top remaining
target is center Robert Carter out of Shiloh High School in nearby Lithonia, Georgia.
Robert Carter paid a visit to Coach Brian Gregory and Georgia Tech this weekend.