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3-star OL Carter Colquitt commits to Ole Miss

The Rebs beat out the Wolfpack for the Georgia lineman.

NCAA Football: Mississippi at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Ole Miss has been busy hosting recruits all May and June for Elite Camps. Matt Luke and his entire coaching staff have been instructing and recruiting all at the same time when top targets have made it to campus. But, they haven’t been too busy to recruit the ones that did not attend the camps, as evidenced by the most recent commit joining the #MississippiMade movement.

Three-star offensive tackle Carter Colquitt put an end to his recruitment after verbally pledging to the Rebels, joining the top 20 2019 class. The Buford, Ga. native comes from a stacked high school football program (three different three-peats in the last 17 years) that boasts an all-Power 5 capable offensive line and several top targets on defense.

It also can’t be missed that Colquitt plays at Buford with 2021 quarterback target Aaron McLaughlin. The 6’4, 225-pounder has a long way to go before he makes his choice for college, but he doesn't hurt to have a Rebs commit blocking for him in the 2018 season.

The No. 74 offensive tackle in this year’s cycle visited Oxford officially earlier this month and just wrapped up an official visit at N.C. State this past weekend. But, despite Dave Doeren and the Wolfpack’s advances, he quickly returned home and ended his recruitment, choosing the Rebs over notable offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oregon, Purdue, USF, and Vanderbilt.

The top 100 player in the Peach State is the third offensive lineman taken by Luke and Jack Bicknell. Colquitt joins three-stars Nick Broeker and Bryce Ramsey and will likely be joined by a few more before it is all said and done in 2019.

How does he fit in?

Colquitt played both guard and right tackle for Buford as a junior and was exceptional at both. The 6’6, 295-pounder flashes athleticism at both spots and an ability to finish strong with an attitude. Carter gets to the second level well and pulls with ease from both spots on stretch plays and screens. I would expect him to play some guard and then eventually slide over to right tackle as he matures.

The Rebs will be replacing both Javon Patterson and Jordan Sims at guard and Sean Rawlings at center after the 2018 season and there is a large contingent of juniors who will be on their way out after he has been in the Velvet Ditch for a year. It is imperative that Carter learns the playbook, stays in the weight room, and continues to improve his footwork and hand position. If this happens, I think Carter will play early in his career at Ole Miss and be a mainstay up front for Matt Corral and Grant Tisdale’s offensive line.