Deep Creek (Chesapeake, VA) running back Antwain Carey was expecting a summer of camps, unofficial visits, and training for his senior season. Unfortunately, the summer season started with the news that he had a fractured foot. The injury was suffered during his sophomore season, however was only recently discovered.
A cast and much needed rest are the only remedies for his injury, but he hopes to make it back to the field by the start of his senior campaign.
“I had pain in my foot ever since an injury during my sophomore year,” said Carey. “I just recently got it checked out, and the doctors told me I had a fracture. They don’t really know how soon I can return. They will have to see how I feel once the cast comes off. It comes off on the 24th [of July]. Hopefully I’ll be able to return as soon as possible.”
According to Carey, doctors say his foot will be stronger than it was before the injury, once it fully heals. That will enable Carey to continue speeding away from defenders with his 4.4 speed and bowling over them with his 6-0, 205 pound frame during his senior season.
For the rest of the summer, he hopes to take several unofficial trips. He will likely visit the two in-state schools, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
“I want to go to UVA and I want to see Virginia Tech,” said Carey. “I’ll probably go to Tech to see their camp. I’d like to see how they run it. Other than that, I’m not sure who else I will visit.”
Virginia Tech, Syracuse, and NC State have officially offered Deep Creek’s featured tailback. Carey believes UVA and Marshall are close to offering as well. No school stands out at this point, though Carey certainly knows where the majority of people feel he will end up.
“I don’t really have any favorite school,” said Carey. “I’m wide open. I have the three offers, and I think UVA and Marshall want to offer soon. Everybody thinks I will end up at Virginia Tech and that’s not necessarily the case. I might end up there, but I’m not sure yet.”
Carey is not sure when he will make his decision. He may wait until signing day if necessary. Of all of the factors influencing his decision, playing time will not be one of them as he would not mind red-shirting.
“I’ve thought about that, and I think I could redshirt the first year,” said Carey. “It would be all right.”