Distance might play a factor

It seems every year the state of California is loaded with quality D-1 defensive backs, this year will be no exception. One such player is Anthony Carpenter, a 6-foot-0 and 180-pound standout from Gardena (Calif.) Serra. Three teams have already extended offers for Carpenter, but if he had his way he would be interested in an offer from a school closer to home.

Anthony Carpenter (6-0/180) is one of those gifted players from the west coast. So far Nebraska, Oregon State and Washington State have recognized his talents, and stepped up with offers.

"I have the same three offers," Carpenter said. "They are Washington State, Nebraska and Oregon State. Those are all good schools and I like them a lot. But if I can, I'd like to stay closer to home."

Like many other players around the country he will line up all over the field in his final year of high school. Anthony will play offense and defense this year for his Gardena (Calif.) Serra squad.

"I'll be all over the place this year; offense, defense and probably special teams too. I'll get most of my looks at safety, but corner and slot receiver will be some other stuff I'll do. I like to get the ball in my hands and try to score every time. That stuff really gets my teammates fired-up."

Growing up on the west coast, Anthony admitted he did have a favorite team as a kid. But as of right now he hasn't had contact them. But according to Anthony that doesn't really bother him.

"I was a big fan of USC as a kid, but I haven't heard from them. It doesn't bother me though. They have a lot of great players over there, I'll just take all of my official visits and find the right place for me. I have good offers right now, we'll have to see what else comes up."

Anthony stated that Washington State is showing him the most interest right now. He said he hasn't had much contact with the Nebraska staff, other than through mail. He was undecided on which schools he would like to take official visits to in the fall.

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