Posted: 8:39 am Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Lorenzo Carter sinks game-winning shot, leaves for UGA 

By Michael Carvell

Now this is doing it in style.

Lorenzo Carter, the state’s No. 1 football prospect, delayed his official visit to UGA so he could play with his Norcross High School basketball team on Friday night.

His teammates are thankful.

After missing the first foul shot, Carter sank a free throw with 1.9 seconds left in regulation to give Norcross a 59-58 win over Peachtree Ridge High School.

The 6-foot-6 Carter tweeted about big moment.

After the game, Carter and his parents left for an official visit to UGA. It’s his final recruiting trip before making next Wednesday’s announcement on ESPN between the Bulldogs, Florida, FSU and LSU.

Another two-sport standout at Norcross, AJ Bush, missed Friday’s game because he got a last-minute offer from Nebraska and had to catch a flight on Friday morning. The left-handed quarterback looked into taking a Saturday flight, but it was too difficult to schedule.

Back to Carter: He met on Friday morning with FSU coach Jimbo Fisher, who had originally planned to visit on Wednesday but had to delay because of the snow. Fisher retuned to FSU on Friday afternoon to greet recruits. Florida coach Will Muschamp gave his final sales pitch on Thursday.

It’s expected to be a wild, wild recruiting weekend for UGA that you can read about HERE. Carter will stay on his visit until Sunday night to watch some of the Super Bowl with the Bulldogs coaches.

The NCAA’s dead period begins at midnight on Sunday.

Another UGA target, safety Shaq Jones (who is committed to Louisville) of Merritt Island, Fla., appeared to enjoy the first day of his official visit with the Bulldogs, based on his tweets:

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64 comments
HotDawg
HotDawg

Hope Mark and the defensive coaches at his house are pointing out to recruits how UGA defense will be as tough as Seattle's was in first half of super bowl!

Go Dawgs!

Nice tipped pass by Dawg Chris Clemons in SB

Feed the ball more to Knowshon.

TampGator1
TampGator1

POAD.....


Proper English, as a result of today's youth (those under the age of 35) and technology destroying it, needs a proper burial; with all retired and worn out English teachers carrying the draped casket to its final resting place in never to return land.  What a complete and utter shame on society.  There is a recruiting site for which a certain reporter writes, and he can't write a complete and/or properly punctuated sentence.  He reminds me of Moist Dawg.      

POAD2013
POAD2013

#UGA is were its at

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I guess he will be a Journalism major and he can be a sports writer for the AJC.

Phillipdj
Phillipdj

Lots of cryptic tweets flying today. #STW (shock the world) and #operationgeorgialockdown

Lorenzo, Bryce AW, and 2 others may group sign Tuesday. Look at GA Christian Robinson tweets.

Also - the visitors had "free time" last night, and according to a "business owner" friend of mine - the players showed the recruits what Athens "has to offer".

Uga is about to close strong.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Shaq Jones sounds like a flip to UGA..

Noticed a lot of kids under 20 today named Shaq.

Parents must've had a thing for a certain basketball player.

HotDawg
HotDawg

Saw a sign that read "need 2 tix for Coach Richt's house tonight". Lol

HotDawg
HotDawg

Stretch out that visit as long as you can....

That will be a cool super bowl party.

Everybody go to Mark Richt's house!

A whole lotta selling going on!!

Putting the halfcourt press on lorenzo and others in final second!!!!

TampGator1
TampGator1

Someone give 350 and SlawDawg each a bone and send them to their respective dog houses for being............................. a "real bad dog." 

RedandBlackDAWG
RedandBlackDAWG

Red and Black DAWG Ignores Troll's Comments

UGA has the last shot at persuading the young man and impressing his parents, so I hope they make good use of the opportunity. 

Maybe they will also pickup another recruit as well, which should solidify this class as a very good one.

I expect next year, Coach Pruitt will be able to work his magic in recruiting more than this year. He just didn't have the time at UGA, to really get into it. A lot of course will depend on how well he can turn the defense around for the DAWGS.  There are a lot of good athletes on defense and we only lost one senior starter, although he was a very good one, so hopefully Coach Pruitt, can get them to be  cohesive, unit, and take away a lot of the confusion that seemed to prevail under Coach Grantham. I would like to think that the CB's will not always be reacting to the ball when it is in the air and having to play catch up because they are out of position. it will all start up front as well, so a modified 4-3, that Coach Pruitt favors will help in that area as well.

Dawg350
Dawg350

If I was a tech fan....I wouldn't attend another UGA and tech game either!!!! Lmao!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Slaw dawg

Ok we will! Lol! If you miss Jim donnan so much why don't you donate some money to him??? You can't even spell recruit right nerd boy.

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

Yall can make fun of me if you want but you know I am right. Coach Rick needs to go and take John Pruitt and John Rocker with him. We should have nabbed Lane Kiffen before Nick Satan snatched him up. He is a jerk but boy can he coach and recrute. I doubt if I will watch or attend another game as long as Rick is running things. How I miss Jim Donnan and Ray Goff.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Slaw dog is really a tech fan. Anybody can see through his garbage.

LowcountryBulldawg
LowcountryBulldawg

SlawDawg did make me laugh w/ his rather astute observations on the state of the program. Think he started drinking awfully early.

RandyHall
RandyHall

SlawDawg....you are half way right....H/S players in the state of GA used to trip over themselves to play for the DAWGS....because of the lack of persistence in recruiting from some of the past (Garner, Lakatos, and even Grantham)....and some of the present (Friend and Ball), UGA has lost its swag and brand recognition...last year losing 12 of the top 13....and possibly getting 3-5 of the top 20 this year....THIS HAS GOT TO CHANGE!!!! But to say we will not get Carter....is probably wrong....wouldn't be a long shot if Autry came w/ him...and to say Pruitt and Rocker will not perform is truely idiotic...first place, you didn't even have their names correct...John Pruitt and John Rocker...GET YOUR INFO CORRECT!!!    

MoistDawg
MoistDawg

my sources have him signing with uga all the way. I would be suprised and sickened if he picks anywhere else. im sure that now we are ranked number one in academics this should be a slam dunk.

TampGator1
TampGator1

But Lorenzo Carter will play his college football at Georgia.  I am about 75 percent sure of that....and his mom is 100 percent sure of it. 

TampGator1
TampGator1

@SlawDawg....


I personally can guarantee you 100 percent that Lorenzo Carter will never play for Jimbo Fisher at Florida.  I will stake my life and all my land, homes, and money on it as well. 

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

I think we're going to get both Carter and Jones. Jones seems impressed with that tweet. And Carter going to watch the Super Bowl with the coaches? That builds a relationship and a bond. Plus he'll love his official visit. You never know where kids will sign but I'll say this: If Lorenzo Carter is not a Bulldog on Wednesday I will be shocked.

Phillipdj
Phillipdj

Uga has an excellent journalism school

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@HotDawg


I don't know the "REAL ORIGINAL LSU SHAQ" but he appears to be pretty much a class act!!!!!!!!  I may name my next daughter Shaq!!!!!!!

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@Dawg350  It's really just a waste of money for Tech fans. They're literally paying to go see their team lose to their big brother. I just don't get it. Stay at home and get it for free. At least they didn't waste money to see their team lose. Honestly don't see Tech beating us for a long, long time. 


If they couldn't beat us last year with the worst defense in UGA history, with all the injuries we had, a 1st time starter at QB in his first game, in their home stadium, a week after losing Aaron Murray, after being up 20-0 then I just don't know what to tell them. It's sad really. 

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@Dawg350 Why don't you like me 350? Have I done something personally to you like date your wife or daughter? Well if I did, I apologize. How did I know they was related to you? We Dawgs gotta stick togeher for a common cause and that is getting rid of Coach Rick and his band of wanna be coaches.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@SlawDawg


If you waitin fo my purrmission tu mis de nex 15 yeers ub CMR's tenyure go head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MichaelCarvell
MichaelCarvell moderator

@RandyHall  If I was UGA, the first thing I would do is assign Jeremy Pruitt to recruit the biggest area of weakness ... Gwinnett Co

MoistDawg
MoistDawg

he should gain a few spots in the nfl draft padding his stats against floriduh over the next few years. LOL!! Smh

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

@TampGator1  and I guarantee you slawdog has never set foot in Athes GA...I think he's a gator...posing as UGA...lot of those on these blogs...go dogs

Dawg350
Dawg350

Dawg gone it

I agree....I don't think tech will beat us for a long time. Have you heard if Wesley green has made it to campus yet?? I hope that he does...I think we have a legit shot at landing him if we can get him on campus.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Cole slaw loser

No....I dated your wife.....but I dumped her because she had no teeth! Lmao! I think you know why I don't like you....mr fraud! UGA will beat your sorry pathetic jackets once again. Believe that cole slaw.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@Dawg350


Had no teeth????  Dumped her???  Are you crazy????  Do you still have her phone number or address????????????????????

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@Dawg350  


You said "the only thing physical you have ever did" . Now you are showing off that 6th grade education that took you 12 years to finish. I bet your Ma and Pa are right proud of you, Pork Chop.

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@Dawg350 U r right 350 (pounder)...I have not lifted weights my whole life since I have never been to prison. You got me there. I will bet you are wearing a UGA hat and matching T-shirt that you got from your wife Darlene for Christmas....right? You uneducated buffoon hick.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Slaw

Bring then little man....whenever you ready....I bet you I'm more physically fit then you are....you haven't lifted weights your whole life....the only thing physical you have ever did is pick up your blow up doll! Lmao!

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@Dawg350 So can you get me that 10% employee discount from Home Depot or not 350? If not no big deal. I will just twist my foot out of your big fat country fried steak a**. Have fun tonight at Swinging Richards and don't forget your knee pads.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Slaw

Yeah I would knock all your rotten teeth out you little scank! I know who you are...you're that little punk super size that order mutt....what a troll you are! Let me know when you want to meet??? I will knock you silly nerd boy.

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@Dawg350 So do you work at Home Depot or Lowe's? Can you get me one of those 10% off cards? I need to buy a crowbar so I can remove my foot from up your country bumpkin rearend. I would slap you so hard your remaining 4 teeth would come out. Go back to your mobile home Nancy. In just a few more months, you can put that magnetic UGA sign back on your pick-em-truck to cover the tobacco juice stains.

Dawg350
Dawg350

My image of you is a Elton John look alike......unemployed....still sucking your thumb....living in your moms basement....making love to blow up dolls! Lmao! I would punch you wimp!

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@Dawg350 U r a big bad redneck behind your computer from Rent-a-World. My image of you is a cross between Larry the Cable Guy and The Turtle Man....pot belly, minimum wage job, pick-em-up truck complete with gun rack, etc. How many deer heads do you have on the walls of your mobile home? But you sure love them Jawja Dogs don't you, Nancy? You better get ready. Its Saturday night and Shoney's is waiting. Tool.

Dawg350
Dawg350

Hey wimp.....I will punch you in the mouth....you little punk....I bet you cry every year UGA stomps your worthless jackets!

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@Dawg350  

350...your only connection to UGA is the $5 hat you bought at WallyWorld. I bet you barely made it out of high school. Whatta tool.

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@Dawg350 Hey Redneck....if you keep "LMAO" at every comment you make, you will have to borrow some fat from your wife's. From what I hear, she has a lot to spare. I guess you could say your wife has 2 fat a***s.....you and her behind. What time did you say your shift is over at Swinging Richards?

Dawg350
Dawg350

My name is cole slaw and I have no teeth...and I love John rocker! Lmao!

Dawg350
Dawg350

Cole slaw loser

Yeah I do....where you want to meet wimp?? I'm glad you're admitting that you're a tech fan...cuz only a tech fan call a UGA fan a redneck....is Richard your brother?? Lmao!

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@Dawg350  

So you want to fight? Is that how you rednecks settle things 350? Well I can meet you tonight to get this settled. What time do you get home from Swinging Richards?

Dawg350
Dawg350

Low country

No....me kicking his tail....is all that is left. Slaw is nothing but a wuzz!

Dawg350
Dawg350

My wife doesn't weigh as much as yours does! So your wife is your brother?? Lmao. I have something you will never have and that's a women! Lol

Dawg350
Dawg350

My wife doesn't weigh as much as yours does....so your wife is your brother. Lmao! You're a wimp slaw dawg....you and your toothless brother. My wife is hot and she is a piano teacher. I have something you will never have and that's a women. Enjoy your blow up dolls little nerd.

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

@Dawg350 350...got some bad news for you. That person with no teeth is my brother, not my wife. But I bet you enjoyed him having no teeth, didn't you? Tell the truth. You are just mad because I know so much more about UGA football than you do. Why do you spend your Saturdays drooling and talking about a bunch of 18 year old ripped muscular boys? Ooops, I think I just answered my own question. That explains why you dated my toothless brother. Get some help 350. By the way, is that how much you weigh or your wife?