Petrino adds transfer Pat Carter from Georgia Tech

Pat Carter, a highly-regarded transfer from Georgia Tech, nearly wound up playing for both South Florida and Florida after leaving the Yellow Jacket program. Instead, the 6-2, 195-pound wide receiver has just landed on Bobby Petrino's door-step at the University of Louisville.

Carter is the third wide receiver transfer the Cardinals have picked up this summer, joining 6-5, 220 Chris Vaughn (Notre Dame), and 6-1, 185 Corey Thompson (Duke).

One of Florida's top-rated prospects in 2002, the former Lakewood High (St. Augustine) star was considered one of the Top 5 dual-threat quarterback prospects in the Sun Shine state as a senior.

But following a redshirt season at Georgia Tech in 2003, Carter, the brother of NFL wide receiver Tim Carter, was moved to wide receiver, prompting his decision to leave Atlanta.

"I didn't want to play receiver there (at Georgia Tech), because I felt like I went there to play quarterback," Carter told "I kind of felt betrayed, so I left."

After leaving Atlanta, Carter nearly landed at South Florida, where he was listed on the Bulls preseason roster. However, the move to Tampa never materialized. Instead, he went to Florida to play for new Gator coach Urban Meyer. However, his stay in Gainesville was a brief one. Now, Carter has arrived in Louisville where he's expected to attend classes this week.

Cardinal Authority Top Stories