LSU's dual-sport star Xavier Carter has become a role model for football stars with track aspirations.
Carter won the 100-meter and 400-meter dashes at the NCAA Championships last weekend and stars for the Tigers football team, returning kicks and catching passes.
"He's a beast," Worthing's Tyrone Carrier said. "I'd love to do something like that."
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Carrier is building a Carter-like resume, winning the 200-meter dash in the Texas state track meet. He has been invited to try-out for the USA junior track team in Indianapolis later this month.
While his track accolades are front page news, his football highlight tape is bouncing around the recruiting circuit.
"I'm down in south Florida right now and will be visiting with Miami coaches this week," Worthing coach Eddie Snow said. "He's been a star since the ninth grade. We try and showcase our senior players and it's his turn. He will play receiver, running back, defensive back and return kicks. He's special and is the quickest kid I've ever had."
Carrier (5-9, 165-pounds) has yet to receive anything in writing, he claims that Nebraska, Iowa State, Florida, Indiana, Houston, Kansas State, TCU and Baylor have verbally offered. His coach backs him up.
"I've talked with the coaches and they say they want to offer him," Snow said.
The three-time, all-district selection favors Houston and Florida.
"Houston has been coming hard and I like their coaches," he said. "I've always loved Florida though. If they were to offer, I'd accept. The atmosphere and the Swamp have always been my favorite things about the campus. I just hope they aren't scared to take a little man who can run."