TUSCALOOSA _ Junior-college transfer Duron Carter will not be able to take summer classes, but has signed his letter-of-intent/scholarship and will enroll this fall at the University of Alabama.
Carter and his father Cris, a former All-Pro receiver with the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles, arrived from Atlanta on Friday morning in hopes of completing the final necessary paperwork with Alabama compliance officials to enroll immediately. However, due the way the academic calendars lined up over the summer officials weren't able to get it all done in time to meet the Thursday registration deadline.
He’ll instead join teammates when the Crimson Tide reports for fall camp on Aug. 4. In the meantime, Carter will stay in Tuscaloosa.
Earlier this week Carter was named to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s best wide receiver, along with senior incumbents Marquis Maze and Darius Hanks.
Carter, 6-feet-5, 210 pounds, had 44 catches for 690 yards and 10 touchdowns for Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College last season. He originally enrolled at his father's alma mater, Ohio State, and had a touchdown catch as a freshman but left after a year due to academic reasons.
He hopes to wear No. 8 for the Crimson Tide, the same number as Julio Jones.