In early July, Alabama’s Duron Carter was one of 75 players to make the cut for the Biletnikoff Award’s preseason watch list, which was kind of curious considering he played at the JUCO level in 2010.
That inclusion was made even more curious by the fact that Carter, the son of Ohio State and NFL legend Cris Carter, wasn’t even enrolled in classes after hitting an academic snag.
Well, it appears the academic snag is still in full effect as the Tide has commenced summer camp without the transfer on the practice field. On the first day of camp, Tide head coach Nick Saban said that Carter will remain academically ineligible until the school receives additional information on his grades, presumably from the junior college he attended after leaving Ohio State last year.
“Duron Carter, we do not have all of his information for all of his grades,” Saban said according to the Birmingham News. “Until we get that information, even though he’s here he is not eligible to be at practice or be at camp. When we get that information if it’s all what it’s supposed to be then he’ll be able to practice.”
Academic issues, however, aren’t exactly new to Carter. The receiver was ruled ineligible for OSU’s appearance in the 2010 Rose Bowl, and those same issues prompted him to transfer to Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College in June of last year.
He committed to the Tide in early April of this year.