Michail Carter makes early impression 

November, 14, 2012
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JACKSON, Ga. -- Michail Carter was 13 years old this past spring when Georgia assistant head coach Rodney Garner stopped by Jackson High School to check out rising seniors Jay Woods and Justin Akins. The 6-foot-4, 256-pound defensive tackle also caught Garner’s attention.

Michail Carter
Radi Nabulsi/ESPN.comFreshman Michail Carter is already making a big impact at Jackson (Ga.) High School.
“My dad was coming to pick me up and I was walking to the truck when I heard somebody say, ‘Is that the big ninth-grader everybody is talking about?’ ” Carter said. “I happened to look and it was the Georgia defensive line coach. I was smiling on the inside but I tried to keep a straight face.”

Garner was introduced to Carter and the Georgia coach decided he wanted to see more of the rising freshman.
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