Nursing a shoulder injury, the status of Syracuse commit Devan Carter was in doubt throughout the week. However, he toughed it out and was able to play on Friday as his Brighton Barons fell to the Eastridge Lancers 32-9. The loss was a tough one for Carter, who carried the load offensively for Brighton.
"Mental mistakes and not being focused enough," Carter said about the loss. "Turnovers killed us. Definitely killed us."
Nursing a shoulder injury, Carter was only on the field for one defensive play. The Brighton coaching staff wanted to keep him fresh for the offensive side of the ball. Still, Carter feels he is becoming much more comfortable as a linebacker.
"I was a little dinged up on my shoulder this week," Carter explained. "They just wanted to make sure I was 100% for the run. I'm starting to feel more comfortable now as a linebacker. I've had more reps at it and started to develop the techniques to be a linebacker. It's been going well. I think I'm picking it up fast."
Despite the loss, Carter is confident in his team's ability going forward as they look towards making sectionals. The team leader is going to try to rally his team as they try to bounce back from the loss.
"I think we're a hard-nosed team with great work ethic," the 2-star prospect described. "We just have to execute greatly and I think we can make sectionals still. I've been the lead guy ever since my sophomore year so being the leader is common to me."
Carter and his mom have been discussing a possible trip up to Syracuse. They were unable to make it to the Stony Brook game, but Carter insists they will make out to a game before the season is over.