Written By: Nick Holmes (@HoosierHolmes)
The state of Georgia continues to be kind to Coach Kevin Wilson and his staff, as they continue to gain commitments from the recruiting hotbed. Allen Cater announced via Twitter on Sunday evening that he had committed to the Cream and Crimson. Coach Wilson confirmed his commitment with the usual tweet that includes #Boom and the players area code, in this case #404.
Cater made an unofficial visit to Bloomington this past weekend, during which he made the pledge to the Hoosiers, becoming the fifth commit for the 2016 class. When asked why he picked he Indiana, Cater responded via Twitter direct message "After praying and talking with family and being around IU, it felt like home. The thing that stood out to me is how family based it and how great the academics are."
At 6-foot-5, 245-pounds, Cater brings incredible length to the defensive end position. He possesses the type of frame where he could add some muscle without sacrificing speed or athleticism, which would help him handle the rigors of the Big Ten.
During his junior season he played an integral role in his high school, Mount Paran Christian, winning its first state championship in only the program's seventh year of existence.
While Cater lined up all across the defensive front, he spent a majority of the snaps playing the five technique, or lining up on the offensive tackle's outside shoulder. Coaches have told him that once he gets to Bloomington he could see action as a four technique defensive lineman, but there is a chance he could also see some snaps at the team's hybrid Bandit position.
Cater makes great use of his strong lower body to overpower opposing offensive lineman and his incredible reach to break up passes by getting his big mitts in the air. Because he is considerably stronger than his competition, he has not been forced to develop a wide-array of pass-rush moves. However, this will come with time and practice.
Currently unranked by 247sports, Cater held offers from Cincinnati, FIU, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Indiana, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State, South Alabama, and Western Kentucky.