Daniel Carter has made his decision.
The three-star running back from St. Thomas Aquinas announced on his Twitter account Saturday that he has committed to the Pittsburgh Panthers.
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Carter, ranked as the No. 25 overall running back in the country and No. 56 player overall in Florida regardless of position according to the 247Sports Composite ranking, chose Pittsburgh over Kansas State. He is the third South Florida player to commit to the Panthers in this recruiting cycle, joining Northwestern defensive tackle Calijah Kancey and Cardinal Gibbons running back Vincent Davis.
And the announcement came a day after he ran for 192 yards and racked up three touchdowns in St. Thomas’ 38-18 win over Venice in the Class 7A semifinals.
“It’s just a great feeling right now knowing all of the hard work we put in to get back to this point after coming up short last year,” Carter said after the game. “I can not take the credit myself, it’s all on my teammates. We did this as a team, no one individual did it. We were very focused all week in practice, we didn’t forget what happened last year but had to just focus on the task at hand and not necessarily who we were playing. One more left.”
Carter is one of nine Raiders ranked among the top 100 Florida players in this recruiting cycle. The others: Safety Jordan Battle (No. 13, Ohio State commit), outside linebacker Anthony Solomon (No. 29, Miami Hurricanes commit), outside linebacker Avery Huff (No. 32, Miami Hurricanes commit), cornerback Jaden Davis (No. 33, Oklahoma commit), defensive end Braylan Ingraham (No. 34, Alabama commit), center Vincent Murphy (No. 67, South Carolina commit), outside linebacker Jahmar Brown (No. 78, South Carolina commit) and cornerback Semar Melvin (No. 93, Wisconsin commit).
Verbal commitments are non-binding until a student-athlete signs a national letter of intent. The three-day early signing period for football takes place from Dec. 19-21. National Signing Day is on Feb. 6.