Jermaine Carter, Jr., Freshman (RS), Linebacker, #23
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Collegiate Stats: N/A
High School Stats (Senior Year): 90 tackles, three sacks, seven forced fumbles, one interception (returned for a touchdown), 300 yards rushing, 11 touchdowns
247sports composite Ratings: 3 star, 7th best player in D.C., 108th best outside linebacker
Who Maryland beat: Boston College, Colorado, Hawaii, UMass, WVU
High School: Friendship Collegiate Academy (D.C.)
Hometown: Fort Washington, MD
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Carter was originally playing at Archbishop Carroll, but transferred to Friendship Collegiate Academy for his his senior season, where he played the MIKE position in Friendship's 3-4 defense. Carter was recruited by Mike Locksley to College Park and while he didn't necessarily receive offer from them, was hearing from big time schools including Penn State, Michigan State, Nebraska, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
Profiling the entire team
Last season, Carter redshirted but should see playing time this season, especially given Maryland's thinning linebacker corps.
Since he was born in Rockville, lets go with Jermaine "The Rock" Carter.
Being named scout team defensive player of the week twice, as well as special teams player of the week last season.
Carter continues his climb up the inside linebacker depth chart and becomes a starter.
After a redshirt year last season, Carter has emerged as the back up to Cole Farrand at the inside linebacker spot this Spring. In doing so, he moved ahead of junior Brock Dean. Both Carter and Dean were competing for Shawn Petty's old backup linebacker spot.
Maryland rather suddenly has a lack of depth at the linebacker position this Spring, with the transfer of Shawn Petty, as well as Alex Twine, Yannick Cudjoe-Virgil and Jalen Brooks all recovering from injury and the suspension of Abner Logan for the Spring semester. This has certainly given Carter the opportunity to showcase and improve on his skills, which should translate into additional playing time this season and help prepare him for a larger role on the defense next year, when Maryland will lose Cole Farrand, Matt Robinson, and Alex Twine to graduation.
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