Neal Brown and his program will be hosting a number of recruits this weekend, which include both seniors and juniors. One of those players is already committed to another big program but still wants to give the Mountaineers a look.
2023 3-star athlete Trevor Carter (Ironton, Ohio) gave a verbal commitment to the Cincinnati Bearcats back on November 9 but he tells WVSN that he will be in Morgantown on Saturday to get a better look at West Virginia.
“They were one of the earlier schools to offer me,” said Carter. “Currently, I’m sitting with 19 offers and I believe they were the 4th school to offer me. That was actually way back during my freshman year. I just haven’t had a chance to check them out yet and even though I’m solidly committed to Cincinnati and really looking forward to being a Bearcat, I never got a chance to check West Virginia out. I have some free time now, they’re having their Junior Day and a couple of other guys from my school are also checking them out, so I thought I might as well go give them a look.”
“My mom and dad, when they went to go get my car, they drove all the way through West Virginia to the other side. And when they came back through, they stopped by the campus and checked it out. They told me that it’s a really beautiful campus, a beautiful place and just a good-looking town. So aside from my own interest, they wanted me to go check it out as well.”
— Trevor Carter (@CarterTrevor18) May 13, 2020
West Virginia and Cincinnati aren’t the only programs interested in Carter as he holds offers from programs such as Arkansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Pitt, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin. The interest in this 6’2″, 210-pound athlete comes from the versatility that he brings to a team.
“Most of the colleges that have offered me, want me to play outside linebacker but some other programs are looking at me as a safety type player,” said Carter. “I think Cincinnati is looking at me as an outside linebacker, safety, hybrid type player. Some schools have offered and said we don’t know where we want you at, we just want you on the team.”
Carter says he fully excepts to keep his commitment to Luke Fickell’s program and is excited that he’s committed to a program that will be playing the upcoming College Football Playoffs.
“It’s definitely really exciting. Over the past couple of years, everyone has been watching Cincinnati grow and this year I think they went out and proved to everyone that they are a great team and can compete with big Power Five teams. I feel like everyone gets down on them because they’re not Power Five but I think they showed this year that they can compete with the big dogs.”
Carter is committed to Cincinnati but is obviously willing to check out other places, like West Virginia this weekend. Signing Day in December of 2022 is a long way away, let’s see what happens.