Boo Carter announces his top five schools he’s considering

Staff Photo by Robin Rudd / Boo Carter, who played for Chattanooga Christian last season but has since transferred to Brainerd, has narrowed the list of college programs he's considering to five.

Boo Carter has narrowed the list of college football programs he is considering to five. Carter announced his list on social media Tuesday afternoon, cutting it from the original 12 he had released in late October by more than half.

According to Carter, his top five -- in no order of preference -- are Colorado, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon and Tennessee.

Tuesday's announcement eliminated Ole Miss, Clemson, Miami, LSU, Kentucky, Michigan State, Penn State, Arizona State and Jackson State from his original list of schools he was considering.

It also added two new teams -- Colorado and Ohio State -- which were not on his previous list of 12. Carter said two weeks ago, shortly after Deion Sanders left Jackson State to accept and offer to be the new head coach at Colorado, that he planned to take an official visit to the Boulder campus in January and that his interest in Jackson State had been based on the potential to play for Sanders.

A four-star prospect according to, Carter is considered one of the state's top overall recruits in the Class of 2024. He compiled 1,478 offensive yards and 28 touchdowns and was also in on 40 tackles and four interceptions on defense while playing for Chattanooga Christian.

Carter, who was also a Mr. Football semifinalist for Division II-AA, has since transferred from CCS to Brainerd High, where he is currently a member of the Panthers basketball team.

Earlier in December Carter also became the Chattanooga area's first high school athlete to sign an endorsement deal to profit from his name, image and likeness, announcing a deal with SuckerPunch Gourmet Inc. -- an Illinois-based pickle company.

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