Robert Carter: Two Favorites

Robert Carter: Two Favorites

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.

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 weekend.

"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 Coach Gregory.

"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.

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