Tom Herman and the Texas Longhorns received some very good news moments ago as running back Toneil Carter, JR informed the staff of his intentions to join the Longhorn Nation.
“I’m excited to get to work with the Longhorns,” Toneil Carter Jr. said. “I can’t wait to get going.”
Carter joins Sam Ehlinger, Kobe Boyce, Josh Thompson, Lagaryonn Carson, Montrell Estell and Damion Miller as verbal commitments for the class of 2017.
Inside the Numbers
Langham Creek High School
Scout Overall Rank No 102
Position Rank No 9
Midland RB Rank No 1
Texas RB Rank No 1
2015: As a junior, Carter ran for 1,216 yards and 18 touchdowns on 8.9 yards to earn 17-6A first team all-district honors.
2014: Carter ran for 1,373 yards and 19 touchdowns on 7.3 yards per carry during a breakout sophomore season.
2013: Carter's varsity debut came during his freshman year when he ran for 154 yards and two touchdowns on 4.5 yards per carry.
Carter is a special runner who has shown an ability from a young age to be a difference maker. Carter has a nice blend of skills. He has the size to be able to run through arm tackles and shows a good burst to make defenders miss. He has good top-end speed and solid track speed (10.87 100-meter) and it shows on tape as he can take runs the distance once he gets a crease. Carter is a middle of the field runner, and when he gets a seam, he hits the gas pedal and gets up the field quickly, wasting little time to get positive yards and break big plays. He is better running north and south but does show the ability to stop and go to extend plays and dodge defenders. - Greg Powers