One of the state's toughest running backs in the 2016 class, Lexington's Slade Carroll, saw all his hard work over the course of his career pay off. It came in the form of his first offer from in-state Presbyterian. Carroll sat down with us later after he picked up the offer and gave us a full update on his recruitment.
"It feels great! It's always good to get the first one out of the way. It takes the pressure off yourself. Coach Varn offered me. He said he liked the way I played the game! That I had everything they wanted."
The 2016 prospect talked more about the Blue Hose and what he knows about their program.
"I haven't visited yet but I know they are a very good school. I have heard that all their facilities are nice as well."
There remains a number of other schools who are recruiting Carroll as well. He shared those programs with us and more.
"Georgia Southern stopped by yesterday along with the Citadel. Gardner-Webb and Liberty have said great things about me too. Right now I'd say that everybody's recruiting me equal. I get letters from East Carolina daily, but haven't talked to a coach yet."
It'll be an active camp season for the Lexington prospect and he says he knows he'll camp with Georgia Southern, Western Carolina, and Charlotte. Others may be scheduled in the future as well he says.
We asked Carroll if he had a feeling which school could be the next to offer him and he replied, "I think the next school will be Gardner-Webb very soon."
Last season as a junior he rushed 282 times for 1,630 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also had 4 catches for 54 yards for the Wildcats.
Carroll says his goals for next season are to, "Win the region, keep good grades, and be a team leader."
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