February 22, 2011

Virginia ATH getting BC attention

The Boston College coaching staff has made it a priority to recruit playmakers on both sides of the ball for the upcoming 2012 class. Alex Carter, the standout junior from Ashburn (Va.) Briar Woods, is a playmaker that could end up at either receiver or safety for the Eagles. Carter recently spoke directly to head coach Frank Spaziani, who had a message for the Virginia native.

"Coach Spaz and I talked and he told me that he didn't want me to come to their junior day; he said he would rather have me wait and come up during a different week where it could be more one-on-one," said Carter. "I haven't visited Boston College yet, but I want to go up there and see what they have to offer."

Carter holds scholarships from the Eagles along with Duke, Virginia, Stanford, and Kansas State. Any favorite schools yet?

"At this point I am trying to keep my options open," Carter replied. "I am leaning towards Stanford, but I am trying to just keep everything open."

What factors will go into the 6-foot-1, 185-pound athletes' decision?

"Academics, graduation rates, what direction the football program is moving in. Boston College is definitely very high with all of those things, I know they are a really good academic school and have a good football program so that is why I am interested."

Carter played receiver, defensive back and was a return man for his high school team. He ended his junior season with 8 touchdowns, 800-plus yards receiving, 2 interceptions (one for a touchdown), and two kickoff returns for touchdowns.

"I think Boston College is recruiting me as a receiver," said Carter. "I don't have a preference; I will play whereever the coaching staff wants me."

Alex is the son of former Norte Dame and NFL safety Tom Carter. Alex should continue to pile up scholarship offers as the year goes on.

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