Focus 2004

Florida State will search high and low for quality cover corners. Well, the Seminoles need only jump on I-10 and pretty much remain on a straight line to Jacksonville to watch a player growing into elite status in Tony Carter. Click here for all the details. "At the FSU camp he worked out with the senior group because he was better than any junior out there," coach Richard Burnoski said.

Florida State will search high and low for quality cover corners . Well, the Seminoles need only jump on I-10 and pretty much remain on a straight line to Jacksonville to watch a player growing into elite status.

Remember the name Tony Carter of Jacksonville Mandarin.

"The kid is the starting point guard on the team and he can dunk a basketball," Mandarin head coach Richard Burnoski told TheTerritory.

"His strength is cover-corner. We lined him up last year against the other team's best receiver and he shut them down. He didn't give a touchdown all year long. At the FSU camp he worked out with the senior group because he was better than any junior out there. Tony had the fastest 40-yard time at the camp of all three sessions. Coach Andrews likes him a lot and I think they will offer him."

Carter, a 5-10, 165-pounder, has been clocked at 4.39 in the 40 with a vertical jump of 40 inches. He had nine interceptions, returning two for touchdowns, and four blocked punts last season. Carter was a third-team all-state selection for Class 6A in addition to first-team all-conference and all-district honors. Carter is said to be open to all teams and would not name any team he had interest in by name.


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