Ezekiel Carter is one of the best players from the state of Georgia in the Class of 2024.
The 5-foot-11, 176-pound Carter, who attends Waycross Middle School, is a physically imposing athlete that wreaks havoc on opposing offenses as a defensive end.
Carter has played for the Greenwaves, Waycross Middle School, Gators, Eagles and Colts organizations during his career.
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Carter recently captured the 6th grade MVP at FSG’s Savannah camp.
Carter is humbled for the opportunity to showcase his skills against some of the best of the best.
“It felt really good and I was shocked. This means a lot because I’ve never done this before. I played well but I’ve still got to put in more work to keep getting better. The best thing I did was run the 40 because I cut my time lower than before,” Carter said. “I learned at the camp to run down, not straight up. The next thing I’m going to work on is coming off the line faster.”
Carter has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the gridiron.
“My mindset at defensive end is to be determined and not let the other team get anything easy,” Carter said. “I love so many things about football but the biggest would be the sportsmanship and the feeling of winning.”
Carter has learned many valuable lessons from playing football that he applies to his everyday life.
“Football has taught me so much,” Carter said. “It has taught me how important it is to get an education. Because without good grades you won’t get a football scholarship to play where you want.”
Carter recalls his favorite football memory.
“Winning the championship because we played against older players,” Carter said.
Carter takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Carter makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.
“I try to be a good teammate by giving them an example to follow,” Carter said. “As teammates we need to help each other no matter what and show good sportsmanship.”
Carter appreciates the role his coaches have served in making him who he is today.
“My coaches have helped make me a better person on and off the field,” Carter said. “They’ve given great training to me as a football player and they always tell me to make good choices in life.”
When Carter isn’t playing football, he loves studying math.
“It is just very fun to me,” Carter said. “It comes easy to me.”
Carter admires the play of this NFL athlete.
“I look up to Tyreek Hill,” Carter said. “He is a very talented player that always gives 100 percent effort on each down.”
Carter is excited about where the future will take him both as a player and a person.
“I want to make it to the highest level of football and accomplish success individually and with my team,” Carter said. “My main goal is to make my family proud of me in everything that I do.”
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