When we last spoke to Curtis Carter,
the dynamic all-around athlete was about to make a switch from the wide
receiver position to Quarterback. Now after a week at QB under his
belt, and a big win last week, Curtis is glad he made the move.
"Our season didn't start off like we wanted it to, but now we are starting to get back on track. We beat Haynesville (LA), the score was 20-0. They had like 50 something yards on offense, we had over 300 yards rushing. I don't know how many yards I had, but I scored a touchdown on a little waggle play, it was a rushing touchdown. When I broke away from the pack, nobody was going to catch me.
"We ran the ball a lot, I only threw the ball like five times. Our fullback had a real big night, he had over a 140 yards. He's short and stocky, and they couldn't stop that dive up the middle. They were supposed to be ranked pretty high in the state, but we got the win. We also had a player go down, but a freshman stepped in and did real good."
Next week is homecoming, and Curtis expects his squad to stay on the winning track.
"We have Grant (LA) coming in this Friday. I don't know too much about them yet, I think they are from south Louisiana. This will be the first time we have ever played them. We need to win that game though, that is all I know, we need to get on a roll."
Over the past week his lead recruiter from Nebraska, coach John Papuchis, made a visit to Stonewall. And while Curtis wasn't able to speak to him at school, he was well aware of his presence.
"Coach J.P. came down here this week to my school, I think it was Tuesday. I saw him chillin around school, and I know he talked to my coaches for awhile. I don't understand why he can't talk to me at school, but I guess that's the rules. He still makes his one call to me every week now, so we stay in touch. Coach J.P and I have a strong relationship."
And the Huskers weren't the only ones in town.
"I also just set up another official. I am headed to Missouri December 11th for an official visit. There won't be a game then, it's after their season. I think the coaches said they are trying to get a lot of their top recruits in that weekend. They also came down to my school a day or two after Nebraska, I think it was Thursday, it was coach Odom."
Even with several other offers in hand, Carter says two schools are making a serious push.
"Nebraska and Missouri are definitely recruiting me the hardest. Nebraska has been on my for a long time and Missouri has started coming on real strong. I get a lot of mail from both, and get contact from the coaches a lot.
"I have that Nebraska visit coming up in a couple weeks, I can't wait to finally see the school."
BRR: Have you thought about a timeframe for a commitment yet?
CC: "I would like to do it sometime around Christmas, I think by then I'll know enough to make a decision.'
Curtis was also aware that two of his favorites will be going head-to-head in primetime on ESPN this Thursday night, as he stated "That's a big game, I'll be watching for sure". Big Red Report will continue to bring you information on the recruitment of Curtis Carter as it comes in, so stay tuned.