Tech offer for Carter?

Montrel Carter already has a well-deserved reputation for his blazing speed and the senior from Cecilia High School just keeps getting faster. Last week, Carter set a new school record in the 40-yard dash during fall testing. Find out about those numbers and which schools have offered Carter. Is Tech on the verge of making an offer?

Montrel Carter has seven scholarship offers and he'd like to add another one from Louisiana Tech.

"I've talked with coach (Pierre) Ingram, the running backs coach, regularly," said Carter, who is arguably the fastest football prospect in Louisiana (along with South Plaquemines WR Bradley Sylve). "He says that Tech will be watching me this season to see what I do on the field and for me to focus on my academics this year."

To date, Tulsa, Tulane, Louisiana-Lafayette, Memphis, South Alabama, Northwestern State, and Southeastern have all offered Carter, who stars in three sports (football, basketball, and track).

"I heard yesterday from Vanderbilt," he said, "and I've been hearing from Southern Illinois and Kansas State. I think those schools will offer soon. Memphis, which has already offered, keeps in contact with me frequently. It's probably been a month since I heard anything from Tech."

Several days ago, Carter rewrote the school record books during Cecilia's fall testing, running a 4.39 in the 40-yard dash and a 4.02 shuttle. In addition, he recorded a 36-inch vertical and a 9-foot, 11-inch broad jump.

Not surprisingly, the speedy Carter noticed some similarities to current Bulldog Phillip Livas while watching Tech on TV last season.

"I like the way they get the ball to their wide receivers in space," Carter said in regard to the Tech offense.

Needless to say, the Cecilia standout should enjoy watching this year as Tech unveils an even more wide-open offense under first-year head coach Sonny Dykes.

While Carter gets most of his reps at running back in high school, he'll likely make the switch to wide receiver in college. He's also a dynamic return man who is a threat to take it the distance at any time.

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