Carter commits to dream school

Jontavious Carter is a talented athlete that has been known about his production on the basketball court, but after playing one year of high school football, his dream saw enough to offer. Minutes later, Carter committed.

"Miami got my film in the mail and they watched it today. I called Coach [Brennan] Carroll to make sure they got it and he told me they saw it and that they wanted to offer me a full ride to Miami," said Jontavious Carter.

"I talked to Carroll for a little bit, then I talked to Coach [Al] Golden and I told him I wanted to be part of 'The U'. He told me to talk to my family and then to call him back."

"I talked to my grandma, I told her what happened, and then I called Coach Golden back and committed to him. I told him that I wanted to be a Hurricane, I wanted to be part of the family, and that I was ready to be part of Miami."

This is the offer Carter wanted. He has said since Scout identified him late in 2010 that he wanted to be a Hurricane. Carter contacted Miami, he personally sent them his highlights, and this means a lot to him.

"I put it all together, I kept calling the recruiting office until they picked up, and going to Miami was my dream. I grew up playing basketball and the only football team I watched on T.V. was Miami. They played like I like to play, they were fun to watch, and I told my coach last year as soon as I committed to playing football that I wanted to work to get to Miami. It was my dream and now it is going to come true."

Carter is a 6-foot-4, 190 pound wide receiver out of Cordele (GA) Crisp County and he was drawing attention from schools like Georgia and Mississippi State, but none had offered yet. It wouldn't have mattered.

"Miami is the offer I wanted," he said. "I am ready to be a Cane, I want to get down there early, and I am just going to keep working so I am ready when I get there."

Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and other areas in the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become Southeast Recruiting Manager.
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