Biletnikoff Targets Bama Receivers

About the time Duron Carter was driving through Tallahassee en route to Tuscaloosa, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club announced that Carter was among those on the watch list for the 2011 Biletnikoff Award, which goes to the nation's best college wide receiver.

Duron Carter reportedly is a walk-on wide receiver for Alabama, although that is expected to change to scholarship status. He is joining the Crimson Tide after formerly having played at Ohio State as a 2009 freshman, then spending last year in junior colleges, playing at Coffeyville in Kansas.

Carter reportedly left Ohio State because of academic problems and has spent time at two junior colleges, which would explain why he may have had some problems in getting admitted to The University. But at least on Friday he could twitter "I'm here," meaning Tuscaloosa.

Duron, 6-5, 210, was a top prospect out of St. Thomas Aquinas High in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., but is best known as the son of former NFL star wide receiver Chris Carter, who has been tutoring his son in the off-season.

Upcoming Alabama seniors Darius Hanks and Marquis Maze also made the Biletnikoff list. Although they were greatly over-shadowed last year by Julio Jones, who has moved on to the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL, both were considered Bama starters in 2010. Maze had 38 receptions for 557 yards and three touchdowns and Hanks 32 catches for 456 yards and three touchdowns.

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