UGA is hosting a pair of big-name prospects on campus this weekend. Recent 2017 WR commitment Devonta Smith is in town, but he brought a 4-star friend.
A Class of 2016 defensive back friend at that. Shyheim Carter recently de-committed from Alabama after being pledged to that program for over a year. He’d be at the top of the list right now of the big-name prospects out there who could possibly commit to UGA at any time.
He’s also going to be an early enrollee at the college of his choice in January.
Carter was one of the first members of the 2016 recruiting class in Tuscaloosa, but he had an awfully good visit to UGA for DawgNight and left the event with a genuine appreciation for defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt and the way he trains his defensive backs.
Carter and Smith are tight. They both hail from Louisiana.
The phrase “basically like brothers” is the popular description to describe the two.
The 6-foot, 190-pound Carter is rated as the No. 51 overall player in the nation per the 247sports composite. He’s been pegged as the No. 5 cornerback in the land for the 2016 class.
Jeff Sentell covers 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.