Carter to NC State

Mario Carter

Charlotte (NC) Independence standout Mario Carter has reached a decision, as the talented tight end has verbally committed to NC State.

Charlotte (NC) Independence standout Mario Carter has reached a decision, as the talented tight end has verbally committed to NC State.

"Yes sir, I committed to NC State this morning," said Carter. "I felt like it was the right school for me, and it was the best time to go ahead and commit.

"My coaches here are happy for me. They feel it is the right place for me and the perfect fit."

Carter won a state title in 2007 in his first season at Charlotte (NC) Independence, where he started at tight end. He tallied 22 catches for 309 yards and six scores, and he added 10 rushes for 52 yards on the ground. An all-conference selection, Carter was also a vital part of Independence's running game with his lead blocking.

At 6-foot-5 and 240-pounds, he is one of the state's top jumbo athletes and a sure-fire top-20 in-state prospect. He already has offers from NC State, South Carolina, North Carolina, Michigan, Marshall, Alabama, Virginia Tech, and Virginia, with the Wolverines and the Thundering Herd being the latest.

"The State coaches were very excited and happy to know that I would be a part of their team next year," said Carter. "I'm happy to have my decision complete."

Carter is NC State's second commitment in the 2008 class, joining Pittsboro (NC) Northwood standout athlete Tobias Palmer.

Pack Pride will have more on Mario Carter's commitment to NC State in the near future so stay tuned!

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