Three months ago, NFL Hall Of Famer Chris Carter's son, Duron Carter, announced that he would be heading to Tuscaloosa to play the rest of his college career for the Crimson Tide.
Duron played for one of the top high school programs in the country, St. Thomas Aquinas in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and was a 4 star recruit, ranked top 10 in the country at his position. He started 3 games as a true freshman at Ohio State. And now he has another year of experience against good competition at Coffeyville Community College, where he had transferred after having academic problems at OSU.
He is more mature now, though, and his dad being who he is, you know he is going to have a great understanding of how to play the position. Tuscaloosa is where the NFL great wanted his son to play. He knows, like the rest of us do, if Duron is going to get in line and do well, he will find no better coach to play for than Nick Saban.
Duron is an excellent route runner, has tremendous hands, and at 6'5", is at least an inch taller than Julio Jones, while being almost the same weight at 210.
He was originally expected to enroll during the first summer session, but there was an issue with a class that he had to take again during the summer, so he got delayed and was expected to enroll in the second summer session which was this week.
Duron and his family arrived in tuscaloosa a few days ago. He signed Friday and is immediately eligible to start working out with his teammates at Alabama. However, due to the way the academic calendars lined up over the summer officials weren't able to get it all done in time to meet the Thursday registration deadline.
So instead, Duron will have to wait til August 4th to start classes and will report to fall camp that day, along with everyone else.
Duron hopes to wear No. 8 for Alabama, just like Julio Jones. Those are big shoes to fill, but if he can even come close to that level I think we will all be happy
- Eric Blackerby
- My name is Eric. My love of and loyalty to the University of Alabama football team is unparalleled and completely inappropriate. I hate all other teams, and wish them peril. Also, you can hear my music at www.reverbnation.com/EricBlackerby or www.youtube.com/EricBlackerbyMusic