Westbury defensive end Russell Carter got the word from Texas coach Mack Brown that an offer was on the table. Carter, who returned from Texas Junior Day this weekend, jumped on it.
"Russell committed to Coach Mack Brown after he offered him yesterday," Wesbury coach Scott Joseph said. "Coach Brown wanted to make sure his grades were in order before offering."
After transferring from Arizona to Houston a year ago, Carter's grades were in question. After resolving some discrepancies, the offer was extended.
"Russell is a heck of a player," Joseph said. "He does things that most people can't do. What sets him apart is his speed. He's legit and he reminds me of Marquis Fountain, who I coached at Hightower. He ended up starting his freshman year at Oklahoma State."
Carter (6-3, 220-pounds) was impressed with his trip to Austin and decided with his father that Texas was the fit for him.
"We met and they told me that there was no other place he'd rather do than Texas," Joseph said. "That they were the best college program in the nation and were putting out pros like now other school."
Carter is project as a weakside defensive end or linebacker at Texas.
"Coach (Oscar) Giles told me he looks just like Eddie Jones from Kilgore and that he had to have him," Joseph said.