Cris Carter talks of working Tide camp

Players who camped at the University of Alabama this week had the opportunity to work with one of the greatest wide receivers to ever play the game, Cris Carter. His son, Duron, will enroll at the Capstone in July and expected to make an immediate impact. Cris Carter talked with Andrew Bone about his time working the camp and his son's academic status.

"The camp was really awesome," said future Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter. "The camp was awesome in terms of how the Alabama coaches evaluate players and the system they run out there. Everything was really nice.

"I am used to working camps in the summer, but it's normally with pro and college players. It really wasn't that much of a difference. Alabama does things like they do during the season. That is what really motivated me to work the camp. I was able to coach a lot of good players."

Among the players Carter coached this week included two players Alabama has just offered in wide receivers Casey Gladney and Kwinton Smith.

"It was a great experience to work with the Alabama coaching staff," said Carter. "They were coaching the kids like they were trying to win something. Coach Saban was out there coaching the DBs. That's what makes Alabama special. You aren't going to see that anywhere else."

Carter plans to return to Tuscaloosa in July to coach another camp with the Tide staff.
"I think when we had equal talent my guys did pretty well against his guys," Carter said. "Coach Saban likes to brag, but he had a lot of talent on his side of the ball. I was taking it easy on him. Come July he better be ready. I know what to expect now."

Duron Carter was in Tuscaloosa this week spending time with the coaching staff and players. He is on track to qualify and join the Tide in July.

"He is doing well," said his father. "He is learning the system. He is in great shape. He was up there for the camp. The coaches know now he is going to be part of the team. They are ready for him to get there.

"He had a science requirement that didn't transfer from Ohio State. He passed all of his classes. The last two semesters he had a 3.0. His science credit didn't transfer, so he is finishing that up. He will finish the class June 20 and enroll in July. He is ready. He is happy."

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