Aledo (TX) receiver Jeffery Carter received a pleasant surprise Wednesday afternoon by garnering his first scholarship offer from Texas Tech.
Carter, who caught 12 passes for 217 yards and five touchdowns in eight games as a sophomore last season for the Class 5A Division II state champs, called Texas Tech assistant coach Emmett Jones, who extended the offer.
"He just told me to come out (to visit Texas Tech) and during the conversation he was like 'I want to be the first to offer you,'" Carter said.
Receiving the first offer was a huge relief for Carter.
"I feel so blessed because a lot of colleges have been passing up on me because of my injury, but I'm just so grateful because coach Jones believes in me which is already going to make me think about doing it. That's loyalty. That's respect."
Carter, who suffered an ACL injury last season, didn't rule out the possibility of committing during the visit, which he plans on taking in a couple weeks. He added his rehab and recovery went well and that he's already back to full speed, "good to go".
Carter has several ties to Texas Tech and Lubbock already as he has "a lot of friends and family out there", plus one of his best friends is Jaylon Robinson, a 2018 Red Raider commit out of Fort Worth Paschal.
"That is my lifelong friend, that's a real bonus. So, I'm already going to have a connection when I get to the receiving corps."