A Gaithersburg High School product, Carter started his college career at Penn State, where he redshirted as a freshman in 2015. Carter was dismissed from the team in April 2016, with Penn State citing a violation of team rules. That’s how he ended up at EMCC, which was the subject of the Netflix documentary series “Last Chance U,” a popular show that followed the team through the 2015 season.
As he tweeted, Carter should have three seasons of eligibility at Pitt, beginning immediately. A three-star recruit who also had offers from Louisville, Texas, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech, according to Rivals.com, Carter is Pitt’s only defensive tackle in the 2017 class. With massive nose tackle Tyrique Jarrett graduating, Carter could have a path to playing time right away.
Carter’s pledge is just the latest of a recent flurry for Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi, who landed Windsor (Conn.) High School cornerback Jason Pinnock Tuesday and Vero Beach (Fla.) wide receiver Michael Smith a day later. Signing day is set for Feb. 1.
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