Michael Carter teamed up with 5-star Patrick Johnson at Ely last season to form a tremendous pair of…
7-on-7 standout has major offers
There were great players all over the field on Sunday at the New Level/Scout.com 7 on 7 Tournament and there wasn't a defensive player at the entire event any more impressive tham Ely's Michael Carter. At 5-foot-10 and 165 pounds, Carter is extremely smooth, plays with great football instincts, and can cover receivers with the best of them. "I had a great time up there," Carter said of the event. "There was so much competition. It's like every game we played the other team had good players. I ended up with three picks and one touchdown but teams really didn't throw on me that much." Carter said one team that didn't mind throwing on him was Aaron Murray's team. "The kid who stood out the most at the whole camp was the kid from Pahokee (Nu'Keese Richardson)," he said. "He was real good, I'll give him that. I like him." On the recruiting front, Carter is starting to pick up some serious steam. "I'm up to six offers now," he said. "I have them from Minnesota, Miami, West Virginia, Florida, Oklahoma, and Purdue." Carter didn't arrive at the 7 on 7 Tournament until Sunday because he spent Saturday at the University of Miami spring game. "UM offered me about two weeks ago so I wanted to go out and check it out," he said. "They have a pretty good team coming back. They have a lot of good, young, promising players. Their offense is gonna be really good in a couple years with all those young guys. Their defense looks real good too and they have a lot of older guys in the secondary. There's a good opportunity for me there." The talented corner said he grew up watching Miami and Minnesota. "Those were the two schools I liked and watched the most," he said. "I had cousins who played at those two schools - Tyrone Carter at Minnesota and Jerome McDougle at Miami." The standout cornerback, who finished his junior season with seven picks and four defensive touchdowns, talked about the things he'll be looking for in a school. "Mostly the academics, my relationship with the coaching staff, and the chance to play early will be the biggest ones," he said.
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