Norcross star Lorenzo Carter is the
consensus top player in the state.
But the gridiron is but one of many
stages where he shines bright.
BY JASON BUTT
NORCROSS HEAD COACH KEITH Maloof chuckles when asked what stands out about his star defensive nd, rising senior Lorenzo Carter.
“He’s 6-6, 235 pounds and can run,” Maloof
says with a laugh.
It’s evident what kind of player Maloof has at
his disposal. Carter is a well-rounded athlete
with a high football IQ. His work ethic drives
him to become better with each practice. The
reason Carter transferred to Norcross from
Whitefield Academy was to be able to compete
against the state’s best athletes.
Carter dominated during the 2012 season,
totaling 136 tackles and 18 sacks. In April, he
was named the defensive MVP at the Atlanta
Nike Football Training Camp. The sky’s the limit
for the Norcross star, who’s hoping to add another championship ring to his collection once
his final high school football season is over.
“When you come together as a team, nothing
is impossible,” Carter said.
ZO KNOWS FOOTBALL
At Whitefield Academy, Carter began blossoming
into one of the better defenders in the Atlanta
area. As a sophomore, Carter recorded 91 tack-
les and six sacks for his school. The youngster,
already 6-feet-6-inches at the time, proved his
worth against Class A foes, yet there was a de-
sire to perform on a bigger stage.