Tennessee will host a high-profile in-state target from the class of 2024 this weekend on Rocky Top.
According to a post on Twitter from Wednesday afternoon, four-star athlete Boo Carter will be in Knoxville for a visit with the Tennessee football program and head coach Josh Heupel this Saturday afternoon.
Carter picked an optimal time for another visit to Rocky Top considering that Saturday will be the Vols’ first scrimmage in Neyland Stadium during spring camp. The scrimmage will take place behind closed doors and away from both the media and Tennessee fans.
I will be at the University of Tennessee this saturday! #GBO 🍊 @Vol_Football @VolFBRecruiting @CoachTimBanks @Coach_Nez_ @CoachKelseyPope @coachjoshheupel @ncec_recruiting @CSmithscout @NatlPlaymkrsAca @coachTBarr@ChadSimmons_ @SWiltfong247 @scoop1914 pic.twitter.com/f6fx10m5cC
— Boo Carter (@boo_Carter6) March 29, 2023
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Carter, a native of Chattanooga, TN, currently plays football for Brainerd High School, located just about 100 miles from the University of Tennessee. While he is listed as an athlete by the major recruiting publications, Carter does have strong connections to the secondary on the defensive side of the ball. Carter did get work playing multiple offensive positions during the 2022 season, though.
Boo Carter, 5-foot-10, 184-pounds, is listed as a four-star prospect according to Rivals, On3 Sports, and ESPN. 247Sports, however, has Carter listed as a three-star prospect. On3’s composite rankings have Carter as the No. 234 player in the class, the No. 19 athlete in the class, and the No. 5 player from the state of Tennessee.
This will be the fifth time that Carter has been to Tennessee since the summer of 2022, according to 247. Carter visited Knoxville for a school camp in June 2022 and then was back for the Florida game in September. Carter also visited the Tennessee program for the Alabama game in October and was back in town for Junior Day this past January.
Current Tennessee freshman defensive back John Slaughter posted a picture to Twitter after the Alabama game last season with fellow Tennessee freshmen Jordan Matthews, Cristian Conyer, and 2024 recruit Boo Carter.
family 🤟🏾 https://t.co/wzaYAfpR3P
— Boo Carter (@boo_Carter6) October 18, 2022
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On Dec. 27, 2022, Carter updated his official Top 5 list to include Ohio State, Oregon, Colorado, Michigan, and Tennessee.
On3 Sports’ Recruiting Prediction Machine has Tennessee as the runaway favorite in the race for Carter’s commitment at 84.8 percent. The next closest, Michigan, is stuck at just 3.6 percent. 247 Sports Director of Recruiting, Steve Wiltfong, also has made a Crystal Ball prediction for Tennessee to land the impressive Chattanooga product.
Carter has collected an astounding 35 scholarship offers throughout his recruitment so far, highlighting his impressive work both on the field and building up his presence on social media.
Football isn’t the only sport that Carter plays, though. Carter recently helped lead Brainerd High School to a semi-finals appearance in the TSSAA Class 2A state basketball tournament, falling to Alcoa by just three points, 71-68. In that loss, Carter played the third-most minutes on the team (29) and finished the game with seven points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals.
TN STATE TOURNAMENT || Off the field onto the court 4⭐️ @boo_Carter6 cooking up 🌊 nice assists @BHSPanthers pic.twitter.com/WYjusE1Se7
— Desh2t 🎥📸 (@Desh2t1) March 17, 2023
The Vols currently have five commits to their class of 2024 roster, which ranks No. 13 in the nation and No. 5 in the SEC behind No. 1 Georgia, No. 2 LSU, No. 8 Florida, and No. 9 South Carolina.
Three out of the five commits are players from The Volunteer State, including three-star DL Carson Gentle (McCallie School in Chattanooga), four-star athlete Marcus Goree Jr. (Bradley Central in Cleveland, TN), and four-star cornerback Kaleb Beasley (Lipscomb Academy in Nashville).
Tennessee’s other two recruits, sitting at the top of the Vols’ list, are four-star athlete Jonathan Echols from IMG Academy and four-star wide receiver J.J. Harrell from Sardis, Mississippi.