Timing Right For Carter

Scout.com - Southeast
Posted Apr 19, 2007


Mario Carter came on strong during his junior season and became a strong part of the Independence (N.C.) offense as a tight end. With many major powers going after Carter, he felt that the time was right to make a commitment today.

"It was just the right time and a perfect fit," said Carter of his commitment to NC State. "My parents and I talked about it, and I decided to commit today."

Carter said his family is a large part of his life and when he visited Raleigh for practices this year, it was like his family had expanded after meeting the Wolfpack coaching staff.

"I didn't think that other colleges could be right for me. Another school may be a great organization for somebody else, but I thought that this was right for me an my family. That's something Coach O'Brien always talks about - family, your organization, and then football."

Over the last several months, Carter build a strong relationship with Coach Jim Bridge and O'Brien.

With the new staff coming from Boston College, Carter said he was able to watch the style of play for the new coaching staff over the last several years, and that played a part in his decision.

"I liked the organization of the practices by Coach O'Brien and what he was saying to me. I love that he puts education first, he throws first to the tight ends, and he loves the physical guys. That's what we do here at Independence. They want everything done the right way instead of taking the shortcut.

"The offenses are similar how they use the tight ends, the two tight sets. It is a great fit for me right htere. I didn't want to go to the SEC because they don't throw to the tight end that much."

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