Tennessee football commit Boo Carter plans on playing defensive back when he gets to Knoxville. But that doesn’t mean the two-way star isn’t special on offense and could easily play on the offensive side of the ball in the SEC.
Carter shared a video on Twitter Tuesday night of an insane catch-and-run he had in Bradley Central’s preseason scrimmage against Baylor. The 5-foot-10, 184-pound athlete catches a bubble screen before making half a dozen defenders miss, reversing field and picking up approximately 33 yards.
“You can’t hit what you can’t catch,” Carter captioned the video.
— Boo Carter (@boo_Carter6) August 9, 2023
Carter was a major recruiting win for Josh Heupel and his staff earlier this summer. The four-star athlete committed to the Vols over Michigan and others in June after Tennessee long made him a major priority in their 2024 signing class.
The Chattanooga native ranks as the No. 229 player in the country and No. 4 player in the state of Tennessee according to the 247sports composite rankings.
What position Carter would begin his college career at was a major part of his recruitment. Michigan recruited Carter to play receiver while Tennessee recruited him to play defensive back. Carter is a standout safety at the high school level but if it doesn’t work out for him there in Knoxville, he could be a dynamic slot receiver in Heupel’s offense.
Nice throw on the run from Kaleb Martin to Boo Carter. Bears offense scored twice off a TD run by J’Alan Terry and a TD reception by Jarrius Rogers. Bradley Central’s Tito Williams also with some tough catches against Baylor. pic.twitter.com/PWsIb2uxAT
— Patrick MacCoon (@PMacCoon) August 8, 2023
While the two impressive plays came in a scrimmage, it was against the Baylor School— one of the top football teams in the state of Tennessee. Baylor has an abundance of talent on its roster including Alabama and Ohio State commits.
Carter is entering his first season with Bradley Central where he’ll be teammates with fellow Tennessee commit Marcus Goree Jr.