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Georgia signs top RBs Michel and Chubb before landing home-state defensive end Lorenzo Carter

  • Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt answers questions from fans about Georgia's recruiting class on national signing day Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Jason Getz)

    Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt answers questions from fans about Georgia's recruiting class on national signing day Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Jason Getz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Georgia coach Mark Richt answers questions from fans about Georgia's recruiting class on national signing day Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Jason Getz)

    Georgia coach Mark Richt answers questions from fans about Georgia's recruiting class on national signing day Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Jason Getz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Georgia football coach Mark Richt answers questions from fans about Georgia's recruiting class on national signing day Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Jason Getz)

    Georgia football coach Mark Richt answers questions from fans about Georgia's recruiting class on national signing day Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/Jason Getz)  (The Associated Press)

Georgia's signing class has received a much-anticipated boost with the addition of defensive end Lorenzo Carter.

Carter, from Norcross High School near Atlanta, slipped on a red Georgia cap as he made his nationally televised decision to sign with Georgia over Florida, LSU and Florida State.

Carter said new Georgia's defense "is going to be nasty" under new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, who was hired from Florida State. Carter added he plans "to be a big part of it."

Carter is regarded as the top prospect in Georgia and one of the top pass-rushers in the nation.

Georgia's class also includes highly ranked running backs Sony Michel of Plantation, Fla., and Nick Chubb from Cedartown, Ga. Michel is ranked by Scout.com as the No. 2 running back in the nation.