Thursday, November 4, 2010

49ers might have to wait on recruit

With the national early signing day for basketball approaching (Nov. 10), Charlotte already has secured three verbal commitments for its recruiting class of 2011. But the 49ers might have to wait several more months before hearing from their final big target -- 6-2 guard Elijah Carter of Brewster (N.H.) Academy.

"Eli might wait until the spring when things might be clearer," Brewster coach Jason Smith told me Thursday. "I think he'd like to sign early, but that might not happen."

Carter committed last year to St. Bonaventure when he was playing in high school in Jersey City, N.J. Circumstances changed with the Bonnies -- an assistant coach left and some players got in trouble with the police -- so Carter backed out of his St. Bonaventure commitment and went to prep school in New Hampshire.

Smith said Carter -- a combo guard -- is having a good preseason. He'll start at shooting guard for Brewster alongside point guard Naadir Tharpe, who's going to Kansas. When Tharpe is out of the game, Carter will shift to the point, Smith said.

Charlotte continues to work hard to get Carter. Smith said coach Alan Major visited Wednesday. But Seton Hall is there Thursday and Oregon State will be there Friday.


moss2k said...

It all depends on what Quinn Cook does today. He's down to Duke & UCLA. If he goes to Duke, UCLA puts the press on to get Carter and he waits til the Spring. If UCLA lands Cook, I think Carter will decide early.