A three-time state champion in the 100 Meter Dash, Streetsboro, Ohio native, Dakari Carter is nothing to mess with when it comes to speed. The five-foot-nine, 160-pound athlete committed to Toledo on Sunday, giving the Rockets sixteen commits in the Class of 2017.
"I just talked to my head coach and family and we all thought it would be a nice fit for me," Carter told us on Sunday following his commitment.
Carter, who held nine Mid-American Conference offers from the likes of Bowling Green, Ohio, and Western Michigan, also held an offer from Cincinnati and interest from Kentucky, Michigan State, and Ohio State. However, he says he has been eyeing Toledo now for a while.
"Toledo is a nice program, I've been watching them ever since they offered," Carter stated, "They've been building and they're a Top 25 program."
Carter, who calls fellow Toledo commit, Trent Cloud, a brother in his life says he has heard several good things about the school.
"I haven't gotten a chance to visit because I've been busy with rehab after my ACL injury but I plan on coming down really soon to see campus with Trent (Cloud). He's told me it's a nice program and it's nothing but love there (at Toledo)," he continued.
Carter, who's speed can be used in several different ways, especially by Toledo's dynamic offense under Jason Candle, has the ability to play wide receiver, cornerback, and special teams with the Rockets.
"Coach Candle told me there's some things he could do with me with their offense and I would be a threat in special teams as well," Carter told us.
Carter has fully recovered from his ACL tear and looks to have a dominant senior season for Streetsboro High School this fall. We'll keep you posted on the latest in the Class of 2017 as it continues to build and strengthen.