Carter into college town feel

Tamani Carter took in Iowa City on Friday and HI's Josh Harvey caught up with the senior to find out what he thought.

As first reported on, Pickerington Central (OH) cornerback Tamani Carter took in Iowa on Friday afternoon. The senior three-star corner has offers from Iowa, Stanford, Kent State, Air Force, Minnesota, and Arizona.

"It was a really nice campus. It was a small town, but a great college atmosphere. That is what I'm looking for. I want a nice college town," stated Carter. "They took me to the equipment room, the locker room, and I was introduced to some of the other players from Ohio. I got to see the stadium and I went up to the press box. I also talked with the education advisers to see what the campus could bring me educationally. I think the whole visit went really well."

Carter also got the chance to visit with the head of the Iowa football program.

"It was nice to get to talk with Coach Ferentz 1-on-1. He told me that they definitely feel that I could come in and contribute right away as a corner on the team," said the senior who also has visited Stanford. "I would say the two visits were pretty similar. Stanford has a much bigger campus, but they are both about the same as far as how nice it is. Stanford does have palm trees (laughter)."

While Carter wouldn't come out and say he had any favorite moment on the visit, a tour around Kinnick was fresh on his mind during our conversation.

"The stadium was nice. I loved it. It reminds me a lot of ours, we come out the same way. But, we just come down the Hill," said Carter. "It's a great stadium."

With his high school season getting underway a week from today, the Ohio product is unsure what the future holds when it comes to recruiting visits.

"It's really up to my parents, but we might try to cram it in. I don't know yet. We could also possibly take a break and put recruiting on the back burner," said Carter. "We play Saturday. I'm really excited to get things going. We had a scrimmage the other day, so I think we are ready to go. I had five catches and one interception."

Pickerington Central finished 10-2 last season and return many starters from last year's squad. As a junior, the 5'11, 180-lb Carter had five interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), 11 pass breakups and 48 tackles. will continue to monitor Tamani Carter's recruitment and inform Iowa fans how his season is going.

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