Carter Whitt Considering Visit To Virginia Tech

Carter Whitt
Point Guard, Class of 2021
Leesville Road, Raleigh, NC
6-2, 160

Leesville Road (NC) four-star point guard Carter Whitt doesn’t want to sit idly by in his recruitment, so he’s already looking at his second and third official visits. But he also makes it a point to explain he’s still open to any schools interested in adding his letter of intent.

Whitt, No. 52 in the 2021 Rivals150, has already taken one official visit, in September to Boston College. He’s ironing out details on two more this spring, to Nebraska and Ohio State. But even as Whitt has publicly expressed his interest in reclassifying to the 2020 class, he insists there’s still time for other schools to make a favorable impression on him.

“I would say having a really good relationship with the staff, being able to trust them is the main thing,” Whitt said. “Then, style of play and just seeing the player development they’ve had. But the biggest things are style of play and having a good time with the staff.”

The Eagles got Whitt’s first official visit, Sept. 12-14 for their football game against Kansas, and Boston College has remained in the picture since.

“I mean, I liked the visit a lot,” Whitt said. “I think I have a real good relationship with Coach (Chris) Cheeks and Coach (Jim) Christian. They’ve stayed on me. They’ve done a really good job with putting guys in the league. It’s a different feel than southern schools. It’s in Boston, but far enough out that you don’t feel like you’re in a huge city. I don’t think it really matters on size. If it’s the best opportunity for basketball for me, that’s where I’ll go.”

Nebraska is a relatively new player for Whitt, having just offered in early December. But in a short time, the Huskers have made a strong impression.

“The way they play, the way Coach (Fred) Hoiberg spaces the floor and lets his guards play, he put some guys in the league at Iowa State,” Whitt said. “I just think his style of play is a good fit for me.”

Ohio State offered Whitt last summer. And again, he likes how he could fit into the system with the Buckeyes.

“They played really well this year,” Whitt said. “They need playmakers, and I think I fall into that category. Coach (Chris) Holtmann has come to see me a few times, Coach (Jake) Diebler a few times. They’ve recruited just as hard as anyone else. I really like them a lot.”

Virginia Tech is among those working to get one of Whitt’s final official visits. He said he’s kept up with the Hokies’ success this season and has stayed in regular contact with the coaching staff.

“I talk to Coach (Mike) Young a lot,” Whitt said. “They’ve been down [to recruit me] a good amount. I talk to them a lot. They’ve had a really good year, and I like the way they play. They space the floor. He won at Wofford with that style. He needs a point guard up there to really make things work. His guards have always been successful. He’s doing a good job of winning, and it’s his first year and it was a depleted roster. That’s pretty impressive.”

Hometown NC State has also made a point to stay in the mix, and Whitt said he hasn’t discounted the Wolfpack.

“I still talk to Coach (Kevin) Keatts a decent amount,” he said. “It would be nice to be able to play in front of my whole family and everything. But for me, I don’t think being close to home is a huge thing. It would be cool to be home, but the best basketball situation is where I’ll go.”

It’s easy to see why Whitt has become so coveted on the recruiting trail. His ability to direct