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Carter adds to an already-talented 2021 defensive class.
Carter adds to an already-talented 2021 defensive class.

Elite LB commits to Clemson


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Barrett Carter - Linebacker
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Height: 6-1   Weight: 220   Hometown: Suwanee, GA (North Gwinnett HS)   Class: 2021
ESPN:
#105 Overall, #12 LB, #13 GA
Rivals:
#21 Overall, #1 LB, #3 GA
24/7:
# 17 Overall, # 1 LB, # 2 GA

Another top talent out of Georgia is on board with Clemson.

Four-star linebacker Barrett Carter announced a commitment to the Tigers, joining high school teammate and 2021 Clemson CB commit Jordan Hancock.

"They say the water is different at Clemson and I can truly see that," Carter said, announcing on his mother's birthday. "I could visit Clemson a million times and before each visit, I'll get butterflies before. I just think that feeling can't go unnoticed with a school...I could tell after our last visit that Jordan was really feeling it. I really wanted to take my official (visits) but I couldn't wait any longer. Clemson is such a great balance of academics and sports. Just a school that can balance both of those. That's the school for me."

He said Clemson's success in putting guys in the pros was a factor as well.

"That stood out to me a lot," said Carter. "That's my goal is to make it to the league. I like that."

Carter is rated No. 2 inside linebacker in the nation by Rivals and the No. 7 outside linebacker by the 247Sports.

He picked up a Clemson offer last October and narrowed his top contenders in February to Clemson then Auburn, Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Duke, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Oklahoma and Ohio State.

Carter posted 76 tackles and nine sacks last season for North Gwinnett (Ga.).

Clemson's 2021 class and 11 commits jump North Carolina in the 247Sports Composite team rankings to No. 3 overall, sitting behind Ohio State (17 commits) and Tennessee (22). The Tigers rank No. 1 in average rating per commit on 247Sports.

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