A little over a week after word first surfaced that Alabama had the inside track to sign Duron Carter, the former Ohio State wide receiver has indeed landed in Tuscaloosa.
Carter’s father, ex-Buckeye great Cris Carter, confirmed to ESPN.com that his son will be playing for the Tide in 2011. And, as the elder Carter had stated in the past, the Tide’s head coach played a significant role in the decision.
“We just met with Coach [Nick] Saban and he’s committed,” Cris Carter said. “It’s a combination of the coaching and the structure and for Duron’s maturity. All of those things make it a good match.”
Carter played for the Buckeyes in 2009, but spent 2010 at a community college after becoming an academic casualty at OSU.
He will be eligible to play immediately in 2011.