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Carter, safety at center of Nkemdiche saga, speaks out


  by - Senior Writer - Saturday, July 7, 2012 1:15 PM
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Grayson safety Ryan Carter found himself the center of attention Friday morning, some of it unwanted attention, and he wants to set the record straight.
The 2013 prospect attends the same high school as Clemson commits Robert Nkemdiche Robert Nkemdiche
Defensive End
6-5, 275
Loganville, GA

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, Wayne Gallman Wayne Gallman
Running Back
6-1, 195
Loganville, GA

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and David Kamara David Kamara

5-11, 185
Loganville, GA

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. He told TigerNet Saturday morning that he has offers from Ole Miss, Arkansas St., Tulane, East Carolina and Georgia St., but his name made it into the news when Nkemdiche – the nation’s No.1 recruit and a close friend of Carter’s – told the Atlanta Journal Constitution that his commitment to Clemson would be a “done deal” if the Tigers were to offer Carter.

Carter told TigerNet that the ensuing turmoil caught him by surprise.

“It was really crazy. My phone blew up yesterday,” Carter said. “At the same time, it was a learning experience. I don’t want him to feel like he can't go to a school if I don’t get an offer. And I don’t think he meant that he wouldn’t go there if I wasn’t offered. That isn’t the case. I know he did it out of friendship, and I think he was just showing them that they need to take a look at me. I don’t have to play at Clemson because of him being there.”

However, Carter did say he heard from a Clemson coach late Friday afternoon.

“Coach [Tony] Elliott messaged me on my Facebook, and I am supposed to call him,” he said. “I just got the message yesterday, but I have been busy. I am going to call him later tonight.”
Carter said he also plans on making a visit to Clemson on July 20th.


“I am pretty sure Robert is supposed to go up there on July 20th,” he said. “I have never been up there before, so I am anxious to see it. Robert and David have told me that Clemson’s style of defense is similar to what we run at Grayson. I think I could definitely make and impact my freshman year and help the team out. And Coach [Mickey] Conn is a good friend of Coach Swinney’s, so there is a good connection.”

Carter says he would accept if Clemson were to offer.

“It would be unbelievable because I have played with those other guys for so long,” he said. “We have been together since middle school, and if we could play together it would just be overwhelming.”

Carter (5-11, 175), said he is a physical safety who doesn’t mind hitting people.

“I am physical, and I love coming down on the run,” he said. “I love to hit. That is one of my specialties. I love coming down on the run, or playing in coverage.”

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Front Page Story: Carter, safety at center of Nkemdiche saga, speaks out
Crump®
He thinks he could make an impact his freasman year.
MRTTMT
No chance that quick. We have talent and experience.
estebanrocks
Re: He thinks he could make an impact his freasman year.
bubba1239®
Good. Further confirmation that this was much ado about
Smiling Tiger®
Re: Good. Further confirmation that this was much ado about
tigerstripe777®
Re: Good. Further confirmation that this was much ado about
deleted
Re: Good. Further confirmation that this was much ado about
Outbound®
Carter can tackle very well.***
Tropical
I'd take Clemson over those schools too***
BentZero
Well there's no doubt he's getting an offer.
Rowdy28
Re: Well there's no doubt he's getting an offer.
74paws
what I find funny about the situation
Yzracer48
Re: what I find funny about the situation
orangecrush10®
I agree, he hits hard and wraps up! We can use that!***
melamb13
Re: I agree, he hits hard and wraps up! We can use that!***
ColumbiaTiger66
dumb first post
potatoes and gravy®
I meant to thumb you down, lucky you.***
johnccalhoun®
Re: I meant to thumb you down, lucky you.***
potatoes and gravy®
Me too.***
Rocky the Tiger®
Me three***
TigerHawk76®
Re: I meant to thumb you down, lucky you.***
ColumbiaTiger66
LMAO!!! You want to rescind Nnkemdiche's schollie offer??
tigrjm76®
Re: LMAO!!! You want to rescind Nnkemdiche's schollie offer??
ColumbiaTiger66
Re: LMAO!!! You want to rescind Nnkemdiche's schollie offer??
tigrjm76®
Wouldnt you want friends with you?
Yzracer48
umm...NO..***
USMCTiger41®
Re: I agree, he hits hard and wraps up! We can use that!***
clemtiger117®
Did you even read the article,troll?
DannyAmazing
Re: Did you even read the article,troll?
orangecrush10®
Re: Did you even read the article,troll?
melamb13
Re: Front Page Story: Carter, safety at center of Nkemdiche saga, speaks out
Tomcatgre
Re: Re: Well there's no doubt he's getting an offer.
RexLuscat
July 20
CleverTiger
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tmac9wr
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ColumbiaTiger66
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tmac9wr
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clemtiger117®
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clemtiger820
Re: Front Page Story: Carter, safety at center of Nkemdiche saga, speaks out
tmac9wr
Re: Front Page Story: Carter, safety at center of Nkemdiche saga, speaks out
clemtiger820
Seems complete opposite to me.
MRTTMT
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