Carter Has Great Visit

Being the son of an Ohio State legend carries a bit more weight around Columbus than usual. But when you're an above-average prospect, the attention increases. This weekend at the annual Ohio State spring game, Duron Carter learned that first-hand. Bill Greene caught up with Carter and got the details on how the unofficial visit went for the son of the former All-American.

Ft. Lauderdale [Florida] St. Thomas Aquinas star receiver Duron Carter visited Ohio State for the spring game this weekend. Carter, son of former Buckeye great Cris Carter, holds an Ohio State offer, as well as many others. Bill Greene has the latest on this fine player.

Duron Carter, of Ft. Lauderdale [Florida] St. Thomas Aquinas, visited Ohio State for the annual spring game. Carter is the son of former Buckeye superstar Cris Carter. The younger Carter is also a fine receiver and has been offered by the Buckeyes.

"This visit has been really great," Carter explained. "I really like all the people I've met on this visit. My father and I went out and met everybody associated with the Ohio State program. I met the coaching staff and a lot of the players. I definitely liked the offense they ran in the spring game. This is a very cool place."

Carter's recruitment is starting to heat up and teams are lining up to fight for his commitment. Ohio State made a favorable impression this weekend.

"They are right at the top right now," Carter declared. "I haven't narrowed it down to my top three yet, but Ohio State is definitely right there. They are getting the top consideration and I think I can play and contribute at Ohio State."

Carter has a timetable in mind for making his final decision.

"I will probably decide before my season starts this fall," he stated. "I want to make my decision before the season starts. I want to get it out of the way so I can just concentrate on having a great senior season. I want to do everything I can to win a state championship this season."

Carter is being pursued by most of the top programs in the country. He knows he will have a hard time finally selecting his college choice.

"My top five would be Ohio State, LSU, Florida, Michigan and Auburn," Carter said. "They are all great schools and I couldn't go wrong with any of them. The fact that my dad played here probably won't have an effect on my decision. It will be a family decision and we're all going to sit down and choose the school that's best for me. It won't be about relationships that are in the past. It will be about the future and which school is best for my future plans and goals."

Duron Carter talked about his strengths on the football field and how he feels he compares with his father as a player.

"My greatest strength is my route-running ability," Carter stated. "I think I run very crisp routs. While I might not be the fastest player out there, I can create separation with how I run routes. I also have a size advantage, being 6-foot-3 and weighing 185-pounds. I want to get better in the weight room and get stronger. I'm also working on being more explosive on the field. I think I'm very similar to my father. He was probably more acrobatic, but I think I can make those kind of catches. I'm similar to him that I can make tough catches and I think I'm a dependable possession-type receiver."


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