Ole Miss Rebels added a commitment to its 2019 recruiting class earlier this week when three-star offensive lineman Carter Colquitt announced his plans to head to Oxford.
“I really decided it a couple weeks ago when I was on my official visit there,” Colquitt told GN regarding his commitment. “It was a decision that my family and I decided on and it was a decision that God lead me to. Coach (Matt) Luke and his staff are all super personable people. They never acted like they were too good to recruit me, or it was a place that I didn’t belong.
“Everything there just felt like family and I was just so comfortable in Oxford and so comfortable around that staff that it just felt like home.”
Colquitt, (6-feet-5, 300 pounds) from Buford (GA) High, had over 20 offers nationally, including Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Missouri, before ultimately committing to the Rebels.
A major factor in Colquitt’s decision was the relationship he has built with Matt Luke.
“I haven’t known Coach Luke for a long time, but he already feels like a father almost,” Colquitt said. “He is such a personable guy, He’s a really cool guy that’s down-to-earth. He’s not bigger than himself.
“He’s just a guy that loves football and loves coaching football and I think that is why I was so drawn to him. We think a lot alike. We both just love football, love our family and want to win games.”
What type of player are the Rebels getting in Colquitt?
“I’m an offensive lineman that loves to be physical,” he said. “I love to get it done up front and just maul people. I like to get some pancake blocks and get the crowd excited.
“It’s tough to get excited about offensive line play, but hopefully I’ll make some blocks get some pancakes that get people cheering.
“I’ve played tackle, guard and center in high school, so I can really do it all, but I’m not sure what I’ll play in college.”
Playing in the SEC is a dream come true for the Peach State product.
“Playing in the SEC, I mean it’s the best competition in the country by far,” Colquitt said. “It’s a grown man’s league and I just look forward to getting developed by the coaching staff and playing against some very good competition and just becoming a better football player.”
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