Delone Carter Set to Visit Syracuse

Running back Delone Carter a 5-foot-10, 190-pound Syracuse verbal commitment was recently named as Ohio's Mr. Football. Carter rushed for nearly 2,800 yards and scored 47 touchdowns on his way to the prestigious award. got the chance to catch up with Carter about his feelings on winning the award and what his recruitment has been like since his August commitment.

"I felt really honored to get it (the Mr. Football Award). It was a great achievement in my life. I never really expected it, but it shows how hard work pays off. I think all around I did really well, and I think I finished strong," Carter said.

Carter got the chance to catch up with his main contact at Syracuse this week, when Coach Russ paid him a visit.

"Coach Steve Russ is recruiting me, but I have met all the coaches and I have a relationship with all of them right now. My position coach is Desmond Robinson. Coach Russ was here Wednesday, and Coach Des is supposed to be coming in to visit me as well."

"He came to my school, and we sat down and talked. It was fun. He got to meet some of my friends and talk to me for awhile."

Despite being involved in a great season, Carter got the chance to sneak away and take in a game when Syracuse faced off against South Florida. He was not only impressed with heart the Orange showed on the field, but he was also impressed by what he feels the program brings to the table.

"I took an un-official visit to Syracuse when they played USF. I watched the game. I met all the coaches and I sat down and talked with them. I met the Athletic Director. I talked to them about their plans for the future of the team and stuff like that."

Despite pledging his commitment early in the process, schools have still been coming in and trying to say him to their campus. One school in particular has led this charge, and may sneak Carter on to their campus for an official visit.

"I will be taking my official visit to Syracuse this weekend (12/9). I might also go up and visit Minnesota. They have been coming in and I have been talking to their recruiting coach," Carter informed.

Despite the possibility that he may take at least a second official visit Carter seems solid to Syracuse at this point and is looking forward to his career with the Orange, "I just feel like when I get there, and my class gets there that we will turn it around, and that is what I want to be a part of."

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