7-foot Center: "I'm Wide Open"

Big men are hard to find late in the recruiting season. So, whenever someone standing 7-1 and 220 pounds comes along, you can bet teams take a real good look.

Such is the case with Jared Carter of Georgetown (Ky.) Scott County High School.

Carter is a name that has surfaced prominently in recent weeks among some major programs, because he has begun to develop into a guy who could make a difference at the next level. Apparently, at least a half a dozen teams are really recruiting him as someone who could do just that.

"Western Kentucky, Florida State, Kentucky, Illinois, Cincinnati, Tennessee and Boston College," Carter said Monday night of the teams actively pursuing him.

Of those teams, Western Kentucky and Boston College have offered a scholarship already according to Carter, but Cincinnati and Illinois have been interested for a while.

Another team has come calling recently to get involved.

"Ohio State has called me now," Carter added. "They said they are going to keep up with me and keep in contact now."

Although he has only talked to Ohio State once, Carter is interested in what the Buckeyes have to offer.

"They sound like a great program from what I've heard so far," he said of Ohio State. "I've seen them play a couple of times on TV this year and they seem like a good team."

Currently, Carter is averaging 13 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocked shots a game.

Currently, Carter doesn't have a leader.

"I'm pretty wide open right now," he concluded. "I just want to worry about my season, take my visits, and see how things go."

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