I remember looking at some of his HUDL tape, Avion Carter’s that is, and I had a feeling if he got the right look from someone he would take off on the recruiting trail. A couple of months later and now Avion has eleven Division One offers including getting offered by the prestigious Norte Dame today! With all of his hard work and dedicatio, Carter is quickly becoming one of the hottest recruits in the nation, not just Texas!
I caught with Avion and asked him a few questions about his meteoric rise nationally and what he and his team will need to work on this summer to improve and get better for 2021 in Rebel Country.
Jason Pearson 1. You went from virtually off the radar, to one of the most highly-sought out prospects in the 2023 class.. How does that feel knowing your hard work is paying off?
Avion Carter Going into my 1st varsity season my goal was just to get better everyday
and put myself in a position to help my team WIN. Honestly at the
beginning of the season I was not even thinking about offers yet so seeing
my hard work on the field, in the film room and in the weight room pay off
has been pretty awesome and drives me to continue to put in work.
2. You have received offers from some big time schools with more coming soon. Which one surprised you the most so far, and why?
Avion Carter So far I have received 11 offers and all of them have been really
exciting! It has been a fun process getting to talk to different coaching
staffs and hearing what each program has to offer and what makes
different schools stand out. My very first offer to Baylor probably
surprised me the most because I was not expecting it and after I got off
the phone with them I knew that this was the start of something special and
that I had made my family proud. Another good surprise was my Pot of Gold
Notre Dame offer, the history and tradition of that offer made it a special
3. Tascosa has become a DI factory! What are you guys doing differently to stand out for the Rebels; How much had Coach plunk helped you in the process?
Tascosa is a great place to play Coach Plunk and Coach D-Bo and our
entire staff pushes all of us to be our absolute best. I think that we all
buy in and trust the process and that the result is a chance for a great
season but also a team full of D1 athletes. Seeing King Dorue have an
immediate impact at Purdue is exciting because he has shown us the
blueprint along with Brandon White at Baylor and Joseph Plunk and JB Moore at Texas Tech has proven Tascosa kids can ball at the next level and we have a lot more coming up!
Jason Pearson 4. What are you doing this summer to get better? And now that the dead period for recruits is ending in June, how excited are you to visit some of these campuses that are recruiting you?
One positive thing about all of this national attention is it has made my
mentality to never be satisfied and I am setting some big goals. Right now
I am throwing the shot in track and working hard in the offseason. One of
my main goals is to work hard in the weight room and with my nutrition, I
weighed in at 252 at the Under Armour Camp and would like to put on some
weight before next season. I plan on doing a few private sessions with
trainers and also working out with my dad! I plan to watch tons of film
I am really hoping that the NCAA dead period gets lifted and that I will be
able to take some visits at a few schools with my family this summer.
5. Lastly, How was the Under Armour experience? What will you take with you that will help you out in the coming season?
The Under Armor All America Camp was a great opportunity and
experience. This was my first chance to run through combine type drills in
such a professional setting against 4 and 5 star athletes. I think that
just knowing that there are guys out there working hard everyday will
really push me to be great and hopefully that will carry over into my work
ethic and that it will pay off big for next season as a Rebel.