Under Butch Jones, the Vols have made it a habit to evaluate and offer players early – it’s a key reason they’ve signed back-to-back top-5 classes – and that trend continued over the weekend when Jones and Co. became the first to offer class of 2017 defensive back Terrell Carter.
A 5-11, 180 pound defensive back from Hendersonville, Tenn., Carter is expected to be one of the state’s top prospects in 2017. He had a big weekend at the National Playmakers Academy 7-on-7 tryouts in Nashville and, in addition to picking up an offer from Tennessee, Carter also received an offer from the Kentucky Wildcats. Look for the offers to keep rolling in for Carter has the recruiting calendar progresses.
As a sophomore, he recorded an astonishing 20 pass break ups to go along with 30 tackles (one for loss), two interceptions and one fumble recovery. A two way player, Carter rushed for 877 yards and 10 touchdowns on 87 carries and caught five passes for 113 yards and a touchdown.
He was also named “Most Valuable Player” as a freshman while playing junior varsity and helped lead his team to an undefeated season. He moved up to varsity and played in all five of his team’s playoff games as a freshman and recorded seven tackles (one tackle for loss), five passes defended, one interception and a blocked punt.