The Pitt-Penn State game this year might be adding an interesting element to it.
Defensive tackle Kam Carter was a 4-star recruit from Gaithersburg, Maryland and a member of Penn State’s Class of 2015. However, last April Carter (6-4, 305) was dismissed from Penn State’s team for “violation of team rules.”
Carter then enrolled at East Mississippi Community College where he played last year. It looks like Carter will have the opportunity to return to D-1 football next season.
Last night, Carter picked up an offer from Pat Narduzzi and the Pitt Panthers.
Pitt has approximately six players to take in this year’s class and Carter would fill a big need on the defensive line. Of course, they are also recruiting Washington DC defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman. But I would imagine Pitt would take both these players if they wanted to commit.
We’ll have more on this story later this morning.
UPDATE (11:07 AM)-
**Just talked with 4-star DT Kam Carter (East Mississippi Community College) about the offer from Pitt and his interest level in the Panthers.
“I started talking with Pitt a week before Christmas and have been talking with Coach Sims,” said Carter. “I have a high level of interest in them. Pitt would be a good situation, they’re a big time program. … They’re only 3.5 hours from home so that’s an advantage.”
Carter says that he’s seriously interested in 4 schools right now: Pitt, Virginia Tech, Louisville and Memphis.
“Being a junior college player, I feel like wherever I go, I’ll be able to go in and play right away. Even if a team has a some juniors and seniors on the team, I feel like I could still go in there and start,” said Carter.
The talented defensive lineman told me that he’s hoping to visit Pitt this coming weekend or next weekend.
“I need to go see what the campus and area is like. A lot of things will factor into my final decision. I have to be sure I’ll be happy with more than just the football situation. I need to be happy Monday through Friday.”
We hope to have more on Carter later today.