Delone Carter Talks About His Decision
Delone Carter
Northeast Recruiting Analyst
Posted Aug 11, 2005

One of the “Buckeye State’s” top players has committed to Syracuse and was able to spend some time with to let us know why he and his family chose the Orange.



When choosing the right school for many of these high school athletes it comes down to finding the right fit for each individual, and whether each school has that feeling of home for that player.  Those were all concerns for the newest Syracuse Orange Delone Carter. 



“I actually committed in late May, but we wanted to keep it quiet so we were not bombarded by al the media requests for interviews.”



“When I went there I just felt comfortable and I felt at home, the coaches seemed very happy when I told them I was committing, they said I was there number one running back.” 


When posed the question of the biggest reason that Syracuse was able to earn Carter’s commitment; “They have an unbelievable tradition at running back at that school.  I want to be a part of that tradition.”


“I did not get to see all of the campus when I was up there before. I did like what I saw very much; the dorms, football facilities, and of course the Carrier Dome.  “I really wanted to play there, that Dome is something else.  I can’t wait to score a touchdown in there when all the fans are screaming.”


Carter has also expressed the coaches desire to see if he can contribute early on in his college career as well.  “They told me I could come in and compete and be able to play for a starting roll.” 


“The success that they had in this offense with running backs with the Denver Broncos in amazing, I wanted a chance to play in a system like that in college.” 


“The coaches told me to continue and go around and see other schools, so I can compare then to Syracuse.  They told me and my parents that they were confident that they had the top school in the nation and that no other program would be able to do the things fro me that they could.” 

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