January 26, 2009
2010 Houston QB holding early offers
Houston Sharpstown dual-threat quarterback Sam Carter had to know this day would come. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder is one of the most exciting players in the greater Houston area for the 2010 class and for that he is getting recruiting interest from teams around the country.
A member of the varsity since his freshman year, Carter threw for over 1,800 yards through the air and added 1,000 more on the ground as a junior in 2008.
Carter is reporting offers already in hand from Houston, TCU and Oklahoma State. Several others are showing the dual-threat signal caller strong interest.
"I got the offer from U of H (Houston) a while back," Carter said. "And TCU and OSU, I got those last week. I'm getting mail from LSU, Oregon, OU, Virginia, Florida, a lot of the schools in the south are sending me a lot of mail. The TCU coaches came by the school last week, A&M, the U of H coaches talked to my coaches. My coaches also said Texas Tech was supposed to come up here too."
Carter has already attended one junior day and has a couple of invites from others he plans to attend.
"I went to U of H's two weeks ago," he said. "TCU invited me and LSU wanted me to come to theirs but I missed it because I play basketball. I will probably attend TCU's in Ft. Worth. I will probably try to catch LSU's next one and A&M's."
Entering his fourth year under center for Sharpstown, Carter says the schools recruiting him all like him at quarterback where he was named first-team all district and district offensive player of the year.
"All three the schools that have offered me as a quarterback," he said. "I try not to say I have any weaknesses as a quarterback because in the game it's a whole different mindset when I'm on the field. I just think no one can stop me or stop the offense."
Carter says each team that has offered have similarities to his school which stands out in his mind.
"U of H, I like what they run, they run almost similar to us. They also have a junior quarterback that when I get in he'll be a senior which is good for me. OSU is probably just as similar. TCU is similar too. All of them almost run the similar offense we run and I think I could benefit in anyone of those offenses."
Carter says he got to see each of the three teams that have offered several times during the year on television.
"I watched TCU, OSU and U of H," he said. "I watched all of them early on during the season and during the bowl games."
Although he has interest from several programs, Carter doesn't have a favorite early on but says several teams have caught his attention.
"I'm open to everyone," Carter said. "A majority of them have got my attention but there's really no one that's in the front right now."
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