Carter Receives First Offer

After silently dominating opponents with his athletic ability during his junior year, Bruce Carter of Havelock (N.C.) received his first scholarship offer this past weekend during one of his two Junior Day stops.

"[North] Carolina offered him Saturday," stated Havelock head coach Charlie Smith. "He's getting mail from pretty much everybody in the area. I sent Wake [Forest] a tape today and Virginia Tech got a tape on Friday. [N.C.] State has been recruiting him and East Carolina has just got on him. But, mainly right now [he's getting interest from] in-state and surrounding states are really starting to find out about him."

Being the first to offer, North Carolina – according to Smith – might have a slight early edge for Carter's February signature.

"He's just keeping every option open," remarked Smith. "I think right now he's favoring Carolina because they've offered him. And because he's been up there a couple times. Maybe once he gets to other places he can compare and contrast and kind of go from there."

Carter plans to have a very busy summer attending camps throughout the Carolinas and Virginia. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound athlete, who owns a legit 4.50-second forty-time, figures to use the camping circuit to gain exposure and help college coaching staffs with the projection of his collegiate position.

"He's so athletic he's got a lot of [position] options," explained Smith. "I think one day he could play quarterback; he's only played quarterback for a year and a half. He's got running back potential. He's also got defensive back potential."

After visiting Chapel Hill, Carter traveled to East Carolina Sunday for their Junior Day.

Demon Deacon Digest Top Stories