Rutgers Recruits Long Reach Football Star

The Long Reach tight end and defensive end has two offers under his belt, according to reports.

Ron'Dell Carter received an offer from a Big Ten school.
Ron'Dell Carter received an offer from a Big Ten school.
Ron'Dell Carter, a junior at Long Reach High School, scooped up an offer from Rutgers University over the weekend, according to The Star-Ledger.

One notable alumnus of the Scarlet Knights football program is Ravens running back Ray Rice, who played for Rutgers from 2005 to 2007 before leaving for the NFL draft in 2008, according to CBS Sports.

This weekend, approximately 50 prospects were at the New Brunswick, NJ, campus for the recruiting event, and only a few received offers, The Star-Ledger reported.

Carter has been recognized as a standout for his skills and frame, according to The Baltimore Sun.

As a tight end and defensive end for the Long Reach Lightning, Carter was named to Howard County's first-team defense after a season with seven sacks resulting in 42 lost yards; two touchdowns; and 11 receptions for 174 yards, The Baltimore Sun reported.

He's 6'3" and 245 pounds, according to his profile on Hudl, a recruiting site for coaches and athletes.

At the Rutgers recruiting weekend, Carter and other prospects took a tour of the football facilities and heard from coaches, according to The Star-Ledger.

Coach Kyle Flood said the Scarlet Knights are "in the planning stages now to build a new facility" as Rutgers becomes a part of the Big Ten conference, according to NBC; as a a result of joining the conference, the university is poised to gain $200 million in revenue over the next 12 years, according to Bleacher Report.

Carter will have a chance to watch Rutgers transition to the Big Ten in the upcoming season before graduating from Long Reach in 2015.

In addition to Rutgers, Carter has received an offer from the University at Buffalo, Scout.com reports.


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