Florida WR Prospect Attracts NU's Interest

While it's still yet to be determined just how well incoming junior Frantz Hardy will do in Bill Callahan's version of the West Coast Offense, if things do end up going well, the Cornhuskers may be in on a very similar brand of wide receiver from the same part of the country. Is the Big Red in the hunt for what could end up being Hardy II?

Carlton Salters already presents an interesting wide receiver specimen as he enters his senior year of high school.  Standing 6' 0" and weighing in at 180 pounds, the Tallahassee native reports a 4.55 40 yard dash along with a 3.2 GPA in the classroom.  During his junior season, Salters had 37 receptions for 898 yards and scored six touchdowns. He also notched a touchdown on a kickoff return showing off his special teams ability.

He currently holds offers from Auburn, LSU, North Carolina, Maryland, Louisville, Indiana, Rutgers, Ole Miss, Nebraska and Connecticut along with heavy interest from Miami, Florida State and Georgia.  He claims no favorites and attended camps at Florida State, Georgia and at Auburn twice.  He cites his strengths as the ability to make just about any catch imaginable.

When it comes to the relationship that Salters has with the Cornhuskers, things seem to be going alright, though they have slowed a bit.  "They send me a lot of mail.  I haven't had a lot of contact lately but I think that's because things are kind of down.  My first conversation with Coach (Randy) Jordan went very well and I'm just looking to see how the future goes.  I am considering them very seriously along with others," he said.

When looking at official visits, he has none planned but definitely wants to get out to see Louisville.  Beyond that, everything is up in the air.  Interestingly, Salters reports that he might not even sign in February due to some complications with baseball.

When looking at the major factors that will go into his recruitment, Carlton said, "Academics, the relationship with the coaching staff and players along with the offensive system.  With Academics, I need to see the counseling and the advisors. I need to be able to get along with them," he said.  When it comes to what offensive system he'd prefer, Salters said laughing, "I want to be in June Jones' Run and Shoot!"  He quickly countered, "In reality I would like them to be able to throw it but still have balance so we can run when we want to," he said.

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