August 27, 2009

UA in top 3 for Rivals250 ATH

One of the South's elite athletes has his eye on Alabama as offers continue to pour in from around the country. Stonewall (LA) star Curtis Carter is an all-purpose playmaker for North De Soto High School and his ability to make plays from anywhere on the field has made him one of the most highly-coveted recruits in the South.

"I'm hearing from everybody that has offered me right now," said Carter. "Hand-written letters a lot of times. It seems like they all really want me, which is good to know. That really boosts my confidence a lot."

"I'm still letting it play out for now because I think there could be more offers on the way. About a month ago, my top three were Nebraska, Alabama and Missouri in that order and that's still my top three right now but it could change. It all depends on what I see on my visits and who else decides to offer."

The 5-foot-10, 161-pound speedster has spent most of his career at quarterback but has spent the offseason working on expanding his role with the team.

"Most schools, including Alabama, are recruiting me as a slot receiver. I've played quarterback my whole life but my coach and I sat down this offseason and decided I can help the team and myself the most by switching to a receiver and running back role. I'm still learning it but so far it's been a lot of fun and I think my natural abilities make me suited to play that kind of a role."

Carter, a four-star prospect and Rivals250 member, said Alabama has secured itself a place in his early top three due in large part to its traditional and national reputation, as well as his relationship with the Tide coaching staff.

"It's obviously one of the top football programs in the country. You look at the polls and they are in the top five so that tells you something. You play in big games at Alabama and you get coaching from some of the best coaches in the game. They recruit the best and then make them better. I feel like it's a place that could help me get to the next level and become a better player for sure."

"Coach (Bo) Davis is great. We talk a lot and he's just another thing to love about Alabama. It's got to be one of the top programs in the country with everything they have available to them there. I will definitely take one of my officials to Alabama. I need to see it with my own eyes."

Carter said he plans to make his college decision after taking all five of his official visits, which won't likely come until after the season due to Carter's schedule.

"The only visit I know I'll take for sure right now is to Nebraska for their home game against Texas Tech. We play on a Thursday that week so it's the only time during the season I can take a visit. I will take all the rest of my visits will come after the season and I'll decide on all of those once we get further into the year."

Carter is rated the No. 21 athlete prospect in the nation by Rivals.com and the No. 199 overall prospect in the nation. He also boasts a 4.37 forty and a 41-inch vertical.

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