Iowa Still in Mix

Brewster Academy Point Guard Eli Carter still is taking things slow in his recruitment and is open to new possibilities. He says he remains very interested in Iowa and its coaches. Find out the latest in this recruiting update,

When Elijah Carter didn't sign with a college in November, the Brewster Academy Point Guard vowed to take it slow in the late signing period. The St. Anthony of Jersey City product has stuck with his plan.

"I still am open to new schools and did not narrow anything down," Carter said on Friday.

In mid-January, Carter told HawkeyeInsider.com that although he was open to new schools entering the recruiting picture he had trimmed his list to Iowa, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma, Wake Forest, South Florida and Oregon State.

Carter claims scholarship offers from Iowa, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech and Oregon State. He says that Gonzaga, NC State, Nebraska and Georgia Tech are showing consistent interest in him.

Carter visited Oregon State. He said he won't schedule any more visits until after his season at Brewster, which could be the second week of March depending on how far the team advances in postseason play. They've rolled up a 28-1 record this season.

"I don't know how many (visits) i will take," the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Carter said. "I don't know who i will visit at the moment, but I will say i am very interested in Iowa. I like what Iowa and the whole coaching staff bring to the table."

Carter said that the Hawkeye coaches have remained in contact with him throughout this basketball season.

"They have been to my games and when i speak to them on the phone, they are just saying i have a chance to come in and contribute right away," Carter said.

In Coach Fran McCaffery's first season at Iowa, the Hawkeyes have struggled to a 3-12 mark in the Big Ten. That hasn't changed Carter's feelings about the program.

"Not at all because they are games that come down to the wire," Carter said. "You can see it's close. They just need a few more pieces."

Here's a link to our Carter story from last month.


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