Four-star athlete Boo Carter committed to Tennessee football Saturday night via Instagram Live.
The Chattanooga native committed to the home state Vols over a top five which included Colorado, Michigan, Ohio State and Oregon. However, Carter’s commitment truly came down to Tennessee and Michigan. Josh Heupel and the Vols withheld a late push from Michigan to land one of the Volunteer State’s top prospects.
staying home baby🍊🍊 https://t.co/GEC0ywIyV0
— Boo Carter (@boo_Carter6) June 18, 2023
The blue-chip recruit was very active taking visits leading up to his commitment date. Carter officially visited Michigan two weekends ago before returning to Knoxville Wednesday for an unofficial visit.
Carter ranks as a four-star recruit and the No. 208 player in the country according to the 247sports composite rankings. The 5-foot-10, 184-pound prospect also ranks as the 17th-best athlete in the country and the No. 2 player in the state of Tennessee.
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The electric athlete is capable of playing either receiver or defensive back in college but appears poised to start his Tennessee career on the defensive side of the ball.
Carter played his junior high school season at Chattanooga Christian Academy but plans on playing his senior season at Bradley Central High School alongside fellow Tennessee defensive back commit Marcus Goree Jr.
Carter’s commitment continues a strong instate recruiting class for Heupel and the Vols. Tennessee now has the top two players in the state of Tennessee committed (Beasley and Carter) along with Goree (No. 9) and Carson Gentle (No. 27). The Vols are also top contenders for instate linebacker Edwin Spillman (No. 5), receiver Amari Jefferson (No. 7) and offensive tackle Ronan O’Connell (No. 16).
Carter’s commitment propels Tennessee’s recruiting class from No. 15 nationally to No. 9 nationally in the 247sports team rankings.