Written by Corbett Smith
Report: Euless Trinity WR/QB Brandon Carter switches commitment to TCU
Euless Trinity wide receiver/quarterback Brandon Carter has switched his commitment from Oklahoma to TCU, according to Rivals.com.
Carter, the Dallas Morning News' Offensive Player of the Year, had taken a visit to TCU over the weekend, after taking an unofficial visit in Fort Worth last year. TCU was late to offer the 5-11, 160-pound Carter, who had been committed to Oklahoma since receiving an offer at a weekend camp in June.
Carter was decked out in TCU gear today at school, according to Trinity coach Steve Lineweaver.
An offensive dynamo for Euless Trinity, Carter passed for 738 yards, and six touchdowns, rushed for 1,239 yards and 14 scores, and was Trinity's leading receiver, with 25 catches for 394 yards and four touchdowns.
Reportedly, Carter desired to play wide receiver at the next level, but Oklahoma had recruited him to play defensive back. Carter told Scout.com in November that OU defensive backs coach Willie Martinez -- who, along with defensive coordinator Brent Venables, were his primary recruiters -- wasn't excited about the prospect of him playing offense.
Carter's commitment caps a sterling month for the Horned Frogs. Along with going undefeated after a victory over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl,TCU has had success after success on the recruiting trail. HSGameTime's top area recruit, Waxahachie's LaDarius Brown, committed midway through December. Since then, the Horned Frogs have gained five more verbal commits including Carter -- headlined by four-star defensive end Chuck Hunter from West Monroe, La.
Verbal commitments are non-binding; the first day a football commit from the Class of 2011 can sign a National Letter of Intent is Feb. 2.