The decision came down to UGA and Alabama, and Michail Carter went with the school he grew up loving.
The 6-foot-4, 309-pounder chose UGA over very strong interest in Alabama at a school ceremony Wednesday on National Signing Day. Georgia was the first school to offer and the best fit for his degree pursuit.
Carter is rated as the No. 15 defensive tackle and as the nation’s No. 118 overall prospect in America for the Class of 2016.
He even brought out a live bulldog for his decision.
— Kim Smith (@KimSmithTV) February 3, 2016
The Jackson High School standout is now the 17th commitment for the Class of 2016 at UGA. The day got off to a rousing start when 5-star athlete Mecole Hardman, Jr. announced that he would sign with UGA.
Unless otherwise indicated, player rankings and ratings are from the 247Sports Composite.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA football and UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges.