Offers are quickly coming in for a linebacker in the mid-Atlantic. Washington (D.C.) Archbishop Carroll linebacker Jermaine Carter claims three offers at this time with plenty of other interest rolling in.
"Right now I have three offers from UMass, Colorado and Hawaii," he said. "I received Hawaii and Colorado about two weeks ago and UMass the week before."
Carter is just thrilled to get the offers.
"I feel like it's a dream come true, a chance to play Division I college football," he said. "It means a lot. I've been wanting to play football my whole life and it's always my dream to play in college and hopefully make it to the next level."
Do any of the scholarships stick out?
"Right now Colorado does," he stated. "They are giving me the most attention and it's nice to be wanted. I haven't gotten a chance to see the facilities yet, but I'm going on an unofficial visit on June 6th to see the campus and see how I like it. Other than that, I like the coaches."
Regarding the other two schools, Carter knows far less.
"Hawaii is a long ways away from home, but I've always got to keep my options open," he said. "UMass I don't know much about them, I've talked to the coaches on a couple of occasions."
Meanwhile, plenty of other colleges are looking including Marshall, Penn State, West Virginia, Kansas State, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois and Syracuse.
"Most of the schools are giving me mail and some like Maryland, West Virginia and Marshall are telling me they really like my film. They want to evaluate me more, but they are saying I'm high on their charts at inside linebacker."
Does Carter like any colleges?
"I like Maryland and Miami," he said. "I've been a Miami fan since I started watching football and Maryland I guess I have a good relationship with the coaches. I've been to their camps and their games. I like the atmosphere in the student section."
As he begins to look for a college, the 6-foot-1, 220-pounder wants a few things in his future home.
"I want to study to be a physical trainer or business," he said. "I also want to go wherever I can play, if it's possible. I don't want to go too far from home. I want my family to be able to see me play. They have been at all my games I've ever played and I know I probably wouldn't feel right without them there in the stands to watch."
Last season, Carter earned second team all-conference honors after registering 92 tackles, five forced fumbles and six sacks. He added 32 carries for 336-yards and three touchdowns.