Carter Has Huskies Near the Top

Woodbridge, Va., native Morgan Carter currently holds six written scholarship offers from Connecticut, Michigan State, Rutgers, Duke, Temple and Towson and has been talking to schools around the country. Carter would be a huge get for the Husky coaching staff at wide receiver and fortunately for them, he has them at the top of his list right now.

Morgan Carter has really seen his stock rise over the past several months and now holds six written scholarship offers while receiving heavy attention from dozens of programs around the country. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound wide receiver said he was like a kid in a candy store the last time he visited Storrs and while many things have changed since that visit his interest in Connecticut has only increased.

"Connecticut is definitely right up there at the top of my list right now and I have really enjoyed my time on campus both times I have been there," Carter said. "They are a strong academic school which is definitely the most important factor for me when deciding because if something were to happen to me where I could not play football anymore I need to be at a place where I would want to be without it. My mother always asks me "would you want to go there if there was no football" and that is something that rings paramount when I look at a school."

"I also like that Connecticut is a community based school," Carter added. "The people around the program actually helped to build that stadium and you can really feel the camaraderie on campus between people there, which as a visitor is very special. Places like New York, Philadelphia and Boston are not far away, so I would be able to get out and have a bit of fun every once in a while and expand my horizons while knowing that I can still excel both academically and athletically at the school. Obviously the facilities at Connecticut are awesome as well. It is just remarkable how immaculate their facilities are and the custom made machines in the weight room are exceptional."

Carter obviously gives high praise of the community, campus, program and academics at Connecticut, however he and his family's thoughts on the coaching staff really speak volumes about where the Huskies stand for the Virginia product.

"I have been talking to Coach (Rob) Ambrose on a regular basis and actually just spoke with him yesterday," Carter stated. "He was just checking in on me to see how I was doing and we speak on a very, very regular basis as that is how I like to keep it. I also have been in regular contact with both Coach (Matt) Cersosimo and Coach (Randy) Edsall and must express that I think the staff at Connecticut is truly great. I have been there twice now and have really enjoyed all of the time they have spent with me while on campus. You can tell after a few trips to a school which coaches are just blowing smoke and which are genuinely interested in your growth as both a person and an athlete and Connecticut is definitely the latter. When I talk to Coach Edsall I feel like I can get a good grasp on where the program is headed and where his mindset is and he comes off as such an impressive human being. He has a plan for the future and you can see and feel that vibe coming from him and just know that Connecticut will be a program to be dealt with very soon."

"My mother really fell in love with Coach Edsall when she met him and my father was also very impressed," Carter explained. "My mother works in government and regularly addresses and meets with the president and says that Coach Edsall is the most polished man that she has ever come in contact with. It was just great to sit down with Coach Edsall and Coach Ambrose with my family and speak on a person to person basis and find out what they are really like. Both of my parents are very excited about what Connecticut brings to the table and at this point, I am as well."

As a junior at C.D. Hylton High School, Carter registered 47 tackles, forced four fumbles, recovered three and deflected three passes. On the offensive side of the ball he caught 15 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns. He also added 214 yards and two touchdowns on twelve carries. He has been an honorable mention All-District and All-Region selection since his freshman year.

Carter also does great in the classroom, where he is a straight A student. He scored a 1716 on his SAT and 22 on his ACT, both during his sophomore year. He is also a member of the National Honor Society.

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