Carter Set For Official Visit to Rutgers

Former St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.) guard Elijah Carter, who is now at Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.), will make an official visit to Rutgers this weekend. Carter talked to about his impending visit, when Rutgers became involved, and where the Scarlet Knights stand in his recruitment.

With shooting guard Tyree Graham likely out for the 2011-12 season with a ruptured Achilles tendon, Rutgers is looking for a late addition to its already deep recruiting class.

One of those options is former St. Anthony High (Jersey City, N.J.) guard Elijah Carter, who committed to St. Bonaventure as a senior before opting for a prep year at Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.).

Carter, who was offered by the Scarlet Knights, will be on Rutgers' campus this weekend for an official visit.

"They were recruiting me a lot (last summer) and went to all my AAU games, and then a couple of guys committed and they didn't have any scholarships (left)," Carter said. "Then, I guess a scholarship opened and (Rutgers) coach (Mike) Rice expressed that he wanted me to come for a visit. I was interested, so I'll be there."

Carter, who is 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, said the Scarlet Knights are one of three schools he is considering.

"I only have three visits (remaining), so I guess you can say Rutgers is in my top 3," Carter said. "I haven't decided (the other two). Schools are coming up next week to watch me play."

Carter does have plenty of knowledge about the Rutgers program since he grew up in Paterson and then moved to South Jersey, and his dealings with Rice go back a few years.

"I'm from New Jersey so I watched Rutgers play a lot," Carter said. "Mike Rice recruited me when he was at Robert Morris, so I know him pretty well. I have a pretty good relationship with him. I know he's real enthusiastic, he's really into everything he does. He's real passionate about basketball, so that means a lot."

Carter added he has no timetable for making a decision.

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