"I liked Coach Croom because he played at the University of Alabama under Coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant," said Carpenter. "He also coached under him eleven years. I think he is going to turn State around. And I felt like family when I went up there. The coaches welcomed me in and made me feel comfortable. I loved the campus. I loved the people up there. I'm excited about State and hope I can help make a difference."
You want honors? How about these.
Rated the 30th best player and 4th best offensive lineman in the state of Alabama by Scout.com in their postseason rankings....rated the 19th best player in the state of Alabama in SuperPrep's January All-America issue...5A Classification First-Team All-State...First-Team All-Region...one of three finalists for the 5A Lineman of the Year Award..selected among the Mobile Register's 18 players just below their Elite 18.
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