Carter commits to the Huskies

Even though he isn't a household name yet, Santee (Los Angeles) WR Tevin Carter is a player that has been a high priority for several Pac 10 school this spring. was able to catch up with Carter Sunday morning and he updated us on how things came to a head and why he chose the Huskies over the plethora of other offers already in his back pocket...

"Washington was the first Pac 10 school to offer me, so right off the bat that was important to me," Carter said. "Coach (Demetrice) Martin is the coach recruiting me for them and he and I are close, so it just felt right to me to commit to them.

"They want me to come in and be an impact for them right away. He said with my size and my speed, I can be a real asset for them."

Besides his offer from the Huskies, Carter has pulled in offers from Arizona State, Arizona, California, San Diego State and Washington State and some interest was coming from UCLA as well.

"When I looked at all the schools and what they had to offer and the chance to play early and make an impact, Washington was the right fit," Carter said. "I want to take a visit or two later on I think, but right now Washington is where I want to be because of what I could do there and because of coach Martin."

So if he's committed to Washington, why take other visits?

"I've never been anywhere," Carter said with a bit of a chuckle. "I mean, if I could see other parts of the country and other schools and programs I might want to see that.

"Right now I'm open to taking some, but I'm not really planning on it though. Washington is where I'm committed and that's where I want to go."

Carter is a multi-talented athlete who posted 28 receptions for 833 yards and 11 touchdowns as a receiver, 221 yards and three more touchdowns on 19 carries and four kickoff returns for touchdowns while racking up 93 tackles and four picks from his safety position.

The 6-3, 186 pounder is also a track athlete, running the 100 in 10.7 and the 200 in 21.6.

With his commitment, Carter becomes the ninth commitment to Washington for their 2010 recruiting class.

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