Carter Will Re-Sign with Clemson

Chris Carter, a standout defensive back prospect originally out of A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis, North Carolina, will resign with the Clemson Tigers in 2003. Carter, along with current Tiger Justin Miller were the top two cornerbacks on the Tigers' board in the 2002 class.

"Actually, Chris was one of the first two corners Clemson offered," said A.L. Brown Head Coach Ron Massey after Carter orginally verballed to Clemson last spring. "Their first choices were Chris and another kid from Kentucky."

We all know who the "kid from Kentucky" ended up being- freshman all-american cornerback Justin Miller.

Carter ended up going to Hargrave Military Academy after failing to fully quailify to play for the Tigers earlier this year.

Hargrave Military head coach Robert Prunty, confirmed that Carter would resign with Clemson earlier this week.

Carter rushed for 1,321 yards and caught 28 passes for 597 yards and scored 27 touchdowns during his during his senior season in 2001. He was also named to the North Carolina Shrine Bowl team.

The standout speedster also registered an incredible 4.31 in the 40-yard dash last week at the Hargrave Football Combine. His vertical leap was measured at an estimated 38-inches, but he actually jumped over the stick, meaning he can actually get off the ground even higher than that.

Carter, who stands in at 5-9 and weighs 162 pounds, figures to see action as early as next season in the Clemson secondary.

He represents the 2nd player in the 2003 class that will likely end up in the secondary. DB/WR Sergio Gilliam out of Greer will likely get a hard look at free safety next fall as well.

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