Dawgs offer 2013 ILB Reggie Carter 

February, 14, 2012
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As a sophomore at Stephenson High School, Reggie Carter (Snellville, Ga./South Gwinnett) beat out 2011 Mississippi State signee Preston Smith for the starting defensive end job midway through the season, en route to 73 tackles and 10.5 sacks. More than 10 college programs, including Alabama, FSU and Michigan, had offered Carter before he transferred to South Gwinnett in the summer, and in the season opener he was anxious to show he could lead the Comets against Lowndes, one of the top programs in the Southeast.

Then it happened.

“I knew it was bad but I did not think it was bad because when the doctor was pulling on it on the sidelines it did not feel like it was torn or anything,” Carter said. “But then when we got the MRI that said I tore my ACL, it was a sad moment. My dad told me to stop crying and look forward to the positive.”
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