Merrimack wide receiver Jacari Carter is in the transfer portal. The one-time New Jersey standout is attracting serious interest from several Power Five schools, including the Big Ten.
Carter already has seven offers in the time span that he entered the portal on November 21st. There’s a reason Carter is already putting together an impressive list of offers.
Carter has 31 catches for 455 yards this season with five touchdowns. Last year he broke out with 89 catches for 760 yards with eight touchdowns and was named a first-team All-NEC.
Carter said he’s been offered Liberty, Georgia State, Florida A&M, Delaware, Alcorn State, Northern Iowa and Missouri State. Penn State has reached out to him about his potential interest.
Northwestern, Purdue, Boston College, Hawaii, Georgia Southern, Troy, James Madison, Arizona and Arizona State have also come forward.
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Kansas and Wyoming are the latest programs to be reached as well.
“Penn State was the first to call,” Carter said RutgersWire in this week. “They said they want me, they think if they just get a five-star quarterback I’ll be a good fit for them.
“I like Penn State. The opportunity to compete against the best of the best in the Big Ten week after week is a blessing. I think I would be the KJ Hamler type on their offense, I think they would do a good job of putting the ball in space for me and creating one-on-one matches for me!”
As for Rutgers, things have been a bit quiet so far, although Carter is hoping that will change. Carter is from Rutgers and grew up in Sayreville, NJ
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“Just follow Rutgers and fan love. No communication with coaches yet!” Carter said.
“I would be very interested in Rutgers. It’s right next to me and the state of New Jersey means a lot to me. I would love the opportunity to play to people that feel like family every week. I want to make a meaningful contribution to the team and help Rutgers become a top 25 team in the country week after week – which will be years to come.”
Carter plans to visit Liberty the first weekend in December.
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