Carter Heading Home

New England Recruiting Report | Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Carter Heading Home

When Elijah Carter came to Brewster Academy his goal was to generate recruitment from the highest levels of college basketball. 

He accomplished that and more as his patience in the recruiting process ultimately yielded looks from Iowa, South Florida, Wake Forest, Oregon, N.C. State, Oklahoma, Florida State, Nebraska, and Indiana. 

In the end though the Paterson, New Jersey native found a new school coming on strong in his own state university, Rutgers. 

Carter confirmed the news on Friday night via his twitter page, "Yes I have committed to Rutgers University...Thanks to all my supporters! Appreciate it!"

Rutgers only recently began looking for another guard after Tyree Graham went down with an injury and it became clear that Mike Taylor, who signed in November, wouldn't be able to qualify academically. 

Now Carter becomes the sixth member of the Scarlet Knight's incoming class joining Myles Mack, Jerome Seagears, Malick Kone, Gregory Lewis, and Derrick Randall.  Former South Kent big man Kareem Jack enrolled at mid-year. 

Prior to arriving at Brewster, Carter previously starred for St. Anthony High School where he played under Bob Hurley and New Jersey North Non-Public B title at the RAC during his senior year. 

Carter becomes the sixth member of Brewster's 2011 class to head to the division I level, and the fifth to commit to a high-major school. He joins another Brewster product, Austin Carroll, in the Scarlet Knight's backcourt.