2017 National Signing Day Spotlight: Texas Longhorns Early Enrollee RB Toneil Carter

Early enrollee RB Toneil Carter adds depth to the Longhorns after losing D'Onta Foreman early to the NFL draft.

Four-star running back Toneil Carter Jr. is settled into his dorm, going through his first offseason workouts with Texas Longhorns.

Inside the Numbers 

Class: 2017
Position: Running Back
Star Rating: 4-Star
Height, Weight: 5-foot-11, 197-pounds
High School: Langham Creek (Texas)
Scout.com National Rank: No. 120
Position Rank: No. 12
Midland RB Rank: No. 3
Texas RB Rank: No. 3

Scout.com Analysis 

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 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 is able to 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, Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst.
Strengths
Breakaway speed
Instincts
Vision
Areas to Improve
Elusiveness

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: With three full varsity seasons and part of another for Texas Class 6A-level Langham Creek in Houston, Carter finished his high school career with 3,857 rushing yards and 57 touchdowns. - Gabe Brooks, Scout.com Midlands Recruiting Analyst.

2016: Carter ran for 1,114 yards and 18 touchdowns on 7.2 yards per rush during his senior season.

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.

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