Projected Position: Mike
247: 3-star, #116 OLB, #219 player in Florida
Power 5 offers: None
Eron Carter racked up 163 tackles, including 93 unassisted tackles, during his senior season at Palatka High School in Florida. He was a 4-year starter in football while also performing as a standout wrestler and member of the track team. He was a state champion in the shot put and discus as a junior.
Virginia Tech began recruiting Carter after Justin Fuente was hired. It was clear to Fuente that the Hokies needed more linebacker prospects in the program, and Carter was one of a few prospects that was pursued over the months of December and January. He ended up inking with the Hokies on Signing Day over a number of offers from smaller FBS programs.
Carter is so under the radar that he doesn’t even have a rating or a scouting report from ESPN (along with Silas Dzansi and Tyree Rodgers). However, a look at his highlight tape reveals some intriguing attributes. He has some tools to build upon, and with the proper development and work he can certainly turn into an ACC football player.
Let’s look at his strengths…
Size: Carter already possesses the size of an ACC linebacker. He looks like he has been in Tech’s strength and conditioning program for a couple of season.
Playing Strength: When Carter runs into players, they go backwards. There is no falling forward for opposing running backs. That even applies to high school offensive linemen, who he routinely knocks on their butts to get to the ball carrier.
Phone Booth Ability: Because of his size and strength, Carter has a chance to be a very good player in...
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