If Cris Carter has his way, his son’s stay away from Ohio State will be a relatively short one.
Duron Carter, son of the Buckeye legend and NFL great, withdrew from Ohio State last week after stumbling academically and enrolled at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College. While admitting that there’s already been considerable interest in his wide receiver son from other schools, Cris Carter told the Columbus Dispatch that the goal is for Duron to earn his Associates Degree and return to Columbus in time to play for the Buckeyes in 2011.
“We’re Buckeyes, man,” Cris Carter, whose wife graduated from OSU and has a daughter committed to play soccer there, said. “He will get re-recruited, but right now Duron’s family’s plan is for him to re-enroll at Ohio State next June.”
Cris Carter hopes this temporary setback will serve as a lesson for his son.
“I and Duron’s mother want nothing more than any other parents want for their 18- or 19-year-old kid,” the former receiver said. “Grow up. Be responsible. Make a contribution. Be a giver in life, not a taker.”