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WVU WR Devin Carter Confirms Bryce Ford-Wheaton Helped Sell Him on Joining Mountaineers



WVU Football WR Devin Carter

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Devin Carter picking West Virginia over other schools interested in him may have been surprising for some, but it actually made tons of sense for anyone who looked into the situation. Carter confirmed one aspect of what led him to becoming a Mountaineer while speaking with the media on Tuesday.

In addition to his deep West Virginia ties, Carter confirmed the belief that his personal connection to former WVU wide receiver Bryce Ford-Wheaton was a factor. Carter talked about Ford-Wheaton offering him a sales pitch centered around how he would fit into the offense and also how much he would like Morgantown.

Hearing this from Ford-Wheaton, someone from around the same area as him, provided Carter the necessary comfort to know West Virginia was the right fit for him. If Ford-Wheaton enjoyed his time living in Morgantown so much, Carter knew he would be accepted too.

Of course, Ford-Wheaton was not the only person in Carter’s life who could sell him on WVU. Carter has family from the state and his mother went to college at West Virginia State as well.

“My grandparents used to live in Princeton. My mom was born in the Welch area.. my grandad was a coal miner… my mom actually went to West Virginia State,” Carter said about what West Virginia means to him.

WVSN talked to Ford-Wheaton about his recruitment of Carter back in January. “I just told him the truth that there’s over 150 balls caught that left the room and him being an experienced player he knew this was probably the best choice for him. I’m not gonna take credit for getting him to commit though. Neal (head coach Neal Brown) and Bilal (WR coach Bilal Marshall) did a good job. I feel like if anything I just threw them the alley-oop,” he said about what he expressed to Carter about joining West Virginia.

Did Bryce Ford-Wheaton Help Convince Devin Carter to Join Mountaineers?

Carter caught 25 passes for 406 yards and two touchdowns in 2022. Despite having spent five years with the Wolfpack, Carter still has eligibility thanks to the COVID season and barely playing in 2018. By all accounts, Carter has embraced being the leader of WVU’s wide receiver room.

Asti: Devin Carter is Proving to be Invaluable to WVU Before He Even Plays a Game

Click here to read more about the relationship between Crater and Ford-Wheaton.

Watch and hear our discussion with someone who covered Carter at North Carolina State about the potential of WVU’s new wide receiver one.

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