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MileSplit’s #1 recruit Micah Larry picks Georgia

As the first day of the National Letter of Intent signing period for track and field athletes came on November 9, there was no big announcement from MileSplit’s #1 recruit in the Class of 2023, Micah Larry, the sprinter and jumper extraordinary from Montverde Academy (FL ).

That’s because The North Carolina native was still in the middle of his recruitment.

At the end of October, we learned, the senior from Montverde Academy (FL) paid a visit to the state of Florida. Then in November he followed with an unofficial to Auburn.

He eventually narrowed his list down to six schools: Texas, Georgia, Southern California, Florida State, LSU, and Texas A&M.


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All that time on campus wasn’t wasted. For an athlete chased by a variety of programs, from big Power Five teams to famous coaches, he didn’t want those experiences to overshadow one another.

And so he didn’t rush it.

On Tuesday, however, he was ready to go. And even Larry had something up his sleeve.

He was filming from a dock and with his fishing rod in tow, he threw a bait in the water and quickly hooked something. He reeled in his bait again and hung it on his line.

Then he bit it off and threw the fang on his head.

A Georgia hat.

“It’s wet but we’re landing, you know what I mean?” he said. “I want to thank my coaches … so we’re going to Georgia, ooo.”

 

“I’m very happy for Micah,” said Gerald Phiri, director of athletics and cross-country at Montverde. “Micah has a dynamic and endearing personality. It made it difficult to initially narrow down his visits because he has the ability to bond with just about anyone.

“I knew that Georgia made the biggest mark on his heart and that he felt at home there. Coach Caryl is a great coach and I believe she is the right person to lead his burgeoning career.”

On the track, Larry shows some serious credentials. He exited the 2022 season as the national long jump leader with a wind-legal mark of 25 feet, 11.5 inches – a feat made all the more special by the fact that it came at the Florida State Championships.

But beyond his potential in the jumps, Larry also developed into an exceptional sprinter in the 2022 campaign, bagging a wind-assisted mark of 10.16 W over 100 m and a wind-legal power of 10.27.

He won two state titles in Florida in the 100m and 200m, posting a wind time of 6/21 in the latter.

In addition to the 25-11.5 mark in the long jump, Larry also posted scores of 24-9, 23-10.5, and 23-8.5.

Indoors, Larry has a PR of 24-2.5 in the long jump and a PR of 6.81 in the 60m.

Larry joins a class that includes Mekhi Gammons who is ranked 7th in the Class of 2023; and Conner Inman, a talented middle-distance runner. Larry’s teammate Zyaire Nuriddin signed with Tennessee just a few days ago.

Before joining Montverde Academy, Larry attended Rolesville High School in North Carolina.

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