Visits Give Bryce Carter Perspective

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Bryce Carter
Defensive End, Class of 2021
Thomas Dale High School, Chester, VA
6-3, 220

It’s still a bit early for Thomas Dale (Va.) 2021 defensive end Bryce Carter to put too much stock into his recruitment. He took some visits this fall, but Carter is simply getting to know a few of his options.           

With offers from Virginia Tech, Virginia and Duke, Carter has a few choices to get familiar with. He also heard from Tennessee and Michigan this fall. While Carter is getting an idea of what he wants to find in his next home, he’s still far from any decision.           

“The biggest thing is academics,” he said. “That’s one thing you need in case anything tragic happens. I’d have something to fall back on. I want a nice program. It doesn’t have to be a good team, but to have the coaching staff there for you, someone who can help you out to do good after college. Anything that has a strong football program, strong academics and family life, I’m interested.”           

Last weekend, Carter went to Virginia Tech for its win over rival Virginia. The visit was his second time seeing the Hokies in person. He also attended their Blacksburg Bash barbecue in July.           

“I just really got to know everybody and went over film the first time I was there,” Carter said. “For the most part, last week was about the same. I really liked it. The coaches all showed a lot of love. The atmosphere was crazy since it was a rivalry game. With the game itself, it was good to see how the coaches reacted to things mid-game.”           

Carter said he’s talked primarily with defensive coordinator Bud Foster and assistant coach Charley Wiles. Both coaches have talked about how he could fit in on the defense.           

“Really, we’ve just been talking about the future, what (Foster) has in his plans, what they’re thinking of with my position,”