Florida football, as many fans have voiced their opinions on, has been relatively quiet in the transfer portal. They’ve been shopping for a transfer DB, but haven’t had any luck so far.
They’re looking to change that in the coming weeks as they go after one of the best corners in the portal to date.
Rhode Island transfer Antonio Carter is starting to draw some attention from major schools, and Billy Napier and the Gators are also trying to get in on him. And don’t let “Rhode Island” scare you, Carter is legit.
Along with the Gators, Carter has gotten offers from LSU, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, and others.
Carter will be on campus on May 15th, to visit the Gators, who he calls his “dream school”.
While discussing his change of plans with On3, Antonio said this.
"“Florida’s been my dream school growing up and then they’ve had a history of putting out DBs (defensive backs). They’re going through their struggles right now, but they’ve always been a really good program.”"
Last year for the Rams, Carter started every game and recorded 55 total tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles and recoveries, an interception, and 10 pass deflections.
He was a do it all guy for that Rhode Island defense, and has a skill set that Austin Armstrong needs in his defense.
There are a few things going for the Gators here in his recruitment. As I said, Carter called the Gators his dream school that he’s been watching forever.
Antonio is also originally from Orlando, so coming to play for the Gators would be a bit of a homecoming for him.
With a flurry of visits this week that include LSU, Notre Dame, and the Gators, it’s important that Napier and co. make a good impression on Carter that doesn’t get washed out by the other schools.
The Gators missed out on Louisianan transfer DB Trey Amos. Let’s hope they learned their lesson and close on Antonio.
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