Posted: 11:00 am Monday, June 30th, 2014

Ex-NFL star’s son has UGA in his top three 

By Michael Carvell

One name you’re going to hear a lot over the next couple of years is Nigel Warrior.

And it’s not because he has an awesome last name for a defensive player.

The junior from Westlake High School is already rated as one of the nation’s top cornerbacks for 2016, and his father is one of the best cornerbacks the state of Georgia has ever produced – former NFL Pro Bowler Dale Carter.

Carter played at Tennessee, and most people think it’s automatic that Warrior will follow in his father’s footsteps. Warrior claims that it’s not a sure thing. He has Tennessee as one of his leaders, along with UGA and Ohio State.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder gave a candid interview about his recruiting, the comparisons to his father, why he likes UGA and Ohio State, and the Tennessee rumors in the below video:

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1496419233001?bctid=3642495300001

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65 comments
Columbus68
Columbus68

Hes not a lock if he is his OWN man. He looks like he belongs with Mark Richt and the new identity defense at UGA to me.  But if he wants to go to Tenn and dream of what could of been or go to OSU and beat weak competition then get drilled in the bowl game then go ahead.  He can also face much better and much more competition in practice for 4 years at UGA and be coached by a better defensive backs coach at UGA. Much better. 

sportsnut
sportsnut

TampGator1, sorry it has taken sooo long to get back to you, but in response, if you happen to be adopted, then you would get the name of the people adopting you, wouldn't you ? If your parents got a divorce, wouldn't the children keep their names they were given at birth ? Never married the mother, there you go, that is the reason, I hope all the mllions that dale made through the years playing in the NFL, maybe he sent some money to the mother foe support, but I doubt it, since he doesn't have the same last, and maybe that is the case in a CERTAIN race, if you say so, I personally don't have any friends that their kids don't have their parents same last name. But, you know that's me, a CERTAIN race.

sportsnut
sportsnut

Wait a minute, I need some explaining, last names, Warrior & Carter, shouldn't the son have the same last name ?

C-Kirk
C-Kirk

If any of these kids were thinking about going to Georgia they better commit before July 18 because after Dawg Night there will be a lot less available Scholarships for certain positions. Georgia should be able to sign 31 this year so it will be a huge class , with 6 coming in early. Georgia will end up top 3 no worse than 5TH. 

greenedefense
greenedefense

Tennessee don't have a lot of talent in their state and heck we just got a verbal commit from their best TE

greenedefense
greenedefense

There is so much talent in the state of Georgia that most of these kids will have to go out of state to play! 

greenedefense
greenedefense

Georgia can't sign everybody so deal with it haters!


greenedefense
greenedefense

Dale Carter will have his son play for the Vols no doubt!

dawgs01
dawgs01

Tennessee has put on a full court press on the atlanta recruits and it is showing in their rankings and it should translate to the field bc they are loading up on Georgia talent. When they receuit atlanta well they typically own uga. uga has lost the Atlanta area. I don't know what is going on at uga but top end talent from this state and I am talking about the top fifteen football players don't go to uga anymore. Look last yr we got two players in the top fifteen and the yr before we got two and they both have left the team Matthews and Wiggins.. The Atlanta area talent has been leaving the state. Top end talent has been leaving the state.

Hangonsloopy
Hangonsloopy

Ohio State has a state of the art indoor practice facility. 


dogs cancel practice when it's (wa wa wa) cold and rainy. 

Adamsran
Adamsran

He likely goes to UT - if that's the case good for him.


We are 7th in the country in recruiting, yet some how all of Georgia's talent is gong other places.


I'm embarrassed for you.

SlawDawg
SlawDawg

Tennessee is poaching all the top talent from Jawja....yet Richt will probably get a raise and contract extension. When he signs with Tennessee, all you beer-bellied 'necks will be saying " we didn't want him anyway". That will be fun to watch.

Mr_Coach_Phil
Mr_Coach_Phil

Good kid. Been knowing him all his life. Great parents and great knowledge of football. I'm proud of you Nigel.

gadem
gadem

It looks like its about to be FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE AGAIN!!!!!

Be afraid dawgs, gators and the red team.

CobbCountyBraves
CobbCountyBraves

If his father's last name is Carter, why is his Warrior?

SLR
SLR

Got some news for you Nigel, none of these "family types" at UT knew who you were when you were little. I'm sure all of these coaches knew they would be at the Univ. of Tennessee in 2014 recruiting YOU! What a snow job!!!

Buzz-Off
Buzz-Off

I know he likes the familiarity with UT, but I promise UGa is equally good about making players feel like they are part of a "family". I am encouraged that he is considering playing for his "home team".

Tomcox54
Tomcox54

Good question as to why gtcaryd asks who his father was.  If you're from Georgia and you go out of state, you're pretty much going to be forgotten around here.  So if you want to be remembered in Louisiana, go to LSU.  If you want to be remembered in Tennessee, go to UT.  If you want to be remembered in the state of Georgia, then STAY HERE!

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Maybe he can help Rocky Top get back to old form, here is a shocker, i can't remember his dad. Who did he play for?

TampGator1
TampGator1

@sportsnut 


Wait a minute?  Let me explain:  Divorce? Adoption?  Never married the mother?  That happens a lot in all races today if you did not know......but I am sure your posts was meant to be about a certain race, wasn't it? 

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@C-Kirk 


Warrior has another year of  HS so he doesn't have to rush!!!!!!!

TampGator1
TampGator1

@greenedefense 


"doesn't have" in your non sentence above.  You must be from the Tennessee hills.



For future reference, simply consider which contraction of two words sounds better?


1. Tennessee do not (don't) have a lot of talent.


2. Tennessee does not (doesn't) have a lot of talent.


Well, maybe I should not ask that question since you posted......."don't have."



TampGator1
TampGator1

@greenedefense 


Been doing that a lot recently.  Can't sign with Tech and Georgia is turning away all the top recruits in Georgia, right? 

TampGator1
TampGator1

@greenedefense 


I thought you posted above that they were signing everybody and Georgia recruits better hurry up and commit to the Dawgs? 

TampGator1
TampGator1

@dawgs01 


Happens in most states.  Some recruits just want a change of scenery or are looking for a different major, etc.  Remember, you got one of the top RBs out of Florida last year and two of the top backs out of the Carolinas a couple of years ago (Gurley and Marshall).  It happens.  But you also got one of the top backs out of Georgia last year.  That happens too.  

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Hangonsloopy 


Why, then, does your team lose to every top 25 team they play?  You would think, with that state-of- the-art, indoor practice facility and the best liar in the world, OHIO would never lose a game. 

Ihateorange
Ihateorange

@Hangonsloopy  Its not cold during the season very often here in Georgia, and football is played in the rain so you might as well practice in it.  But someone from Ohio with an IQ of 24 could not comprehend that....

TampGator1
TampGator1

@gadem 


Is that why your team is higher ranked than Georgia, Florida, and that "Crimson" team going into 2014? 

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@gtcaryd 


I'm thinking he played for  10RC  but Tampa is saying he played for  G O OG L E !!!!!!!!!!!!!


I wasn't aware GOOGLE  had a football team!!!!!!!!!!!

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Snagglepuss 


He would not have to rush if he was graduating this year.  I believe Georgia is in serious needed of talented defensive backs and I doubt they will be turning down this level of talent this year, anytime, or next year.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@Jack5150 @CobbCountyBraves 


Do y'all actually not understand how a child could have a different name than the father

or are y'all on a fishing expedition????????????

DawgnIT
DawgnIT

@Jack5150 @Tomcox54 Players like Jarvis Jones and Alec Ogletree will be remembered in Georgia more than Eric Berry. 

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Snagglepuss @gtcaryd 


Google told me Dale Carter, the recruit's father, played for KC most of his career.  Therefore, Google it if you want to know something you do not know. This is not the 1960s, although some on here would like for it to be.  

Contractor1
Contractor1

Oh lord, Tampa Gator is a little peeved it seems. The dude asked a question, so why do you have to give such a snarky a-holish answer? Good lord, be somewhat civil unless someone gives you a real reason not to be.

TampGator1
TampGator1

One of the best cornerbacks in Kansas City Chiefs history. 

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Snagglepuss 


72 IQ is not good, and 24 is three times worse than not good.  So I think that will just about work for OHIO.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Snagglepuss 


I think they would both rather use a famous word sometimes referred to as a "one letter" word.....but they can freely express their racial views easier this way.

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Hangonsloopy


Isn't that what the owl said? Glad you have the same communication skills as a owl, there, sloopy. 

TampGator1
TampGator1

@Contractor1 


I gave him the answer and where to find it next time. I do believe both posts were a lot more constructive than your one post to me.  Therefore, who exactly is being civil and not civil?

DawgnIT
DawgnIT

@Jack5150 @DawgnIT If Eric Berry has a long Pro Bowl career he will be remembered as a Vol who happens to be from GA like so many other NFL players who happened to be from GA but didn't play for UGA or Tech.


The average person in GA wouldn't know those guys from any other NFL player.  NFL players who went to UGA and GT are more familiar in general and will obviously have more local contacts and resources in GA.


The most popular players from UGA lately haven't even been from GA.  Stafford, Moreno, Green, Murray, Gurley are a few.  Greene, Pollack, Shockley, and the Stinchcomb brothers are pretty popular names around these parts with really the Stinchcombs being the only ones with significant NFL experience and they were linemen.

TampGator1
TampGator1

But the "who" is Dale Carter, the recruits' father, who is mentioned in the article.

Snagglepuss
Snagglepuss

@DawgnIT @Jack5150 


I don't know about y'all  but people like Herschel Walker and  Champ Bailey will be remembered as  ALLTIME GREATS and Hall of Famers. Berry hasn't advanced that far yet!!!!!!!