Carter gets the call from Carolina

Posted by Andy Durham on November 30, 2008 at 5:45 pm under College, High School | 14 Comments to Read

We have received key information concerning George Carter, pitcher/first baseman for the Grimsley Whirlies.

He has been heavily recruited by UNC and USC (So. Carolina) over the past couple of months. Both have made generous scholarship offers. After much consideration George accepted UNC’s offer and gave them his verbal committment today(Saturday).

Coaches Fox and Forbes said that they were very impressed with George Carter”s baseball pedigree and George looks forward to earning his degree from UNC. Carter’s backgound in baseball at Grimsley HS and on the AAU/Showcase levels helped him tremendously in attracting the attention of the UNC Tarheel coaches.

The coaches will be using Carter as a key building block for their 2011 recruiting class. Needless to say, family and friends are all honored. There is a long way to go and a lot of work yet to be done, but this is a huge step.

*****(From the Carter family) Thank you for your coverage of George last season. GREENSBOROSPORTS.COM was instrumental in getting the word out on him. We also owe Coach Ashkinazy great thanks, without him things would not have come about so soon.*****

Coaches Ashkinazy and Sutphin at Grimsley helped get George started and in headed in the right direction and when you look at the success of Clint Moore at Army(West Point), you know these kids have had a super upbringing; not only on the field, but in the classroom and at home with their families providing full support to their efforts.

Who will be the next great catch out there and what school will he or she come from????? Only time and the good Lord up above(Our head coach) will tell.

  • Tony S. said,

    Congrats to George, Randy and Beth, he is very deserving of this and will be a success at one of the best college programs in the country – NNNNNIIIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • Big Jim said,

    Carolina is getting a prize! Wh and he is skilled WAY beyond his years. I know his Dad, Randy-a class guy to haveat a talent this kid is! Andy and I saw him play several times last year as a Freshman as a father and friend. Congratulations George. A little side note: Coach Mike Fox and my first cousin, Loren Hill[High Point economic development guru] were roomates in college and stay in very close contact. Loren helped line up with some interviews from Omaha with Coach Fox. Loren was on the team bus in Omaha until the Chancellor took his seat!

  • raygc said,

    Congradulations to a very good kid and his family.

  • Alan Ashkinazy said,

    One of the problems of being ousted out of coaching Grimsley by parents of kids with NO future in baseball, is missing out on coaching a kid for 4 years like George who has an unbelievable future. CONGRATS! I’m always here if you need me!

  • Wahoos1017 said,

    It’s time to let it go. I think everyone is ready to move on and let the Grimsley story be put to bed. They have a great new coach and he needs the support of the returning players. Continuing to bring up the past does nothing but bring attention to yourself. It’s time to move on and give the current players and coach an opportunity to embrace the program. Comments like this do nothing but take away from the good news for the Carter family.

    George Carter is the top 2011 player in NC. This is great news for him and his family.

  • Erin and Phil said,

    Nice job G!!! This is one hard working kid who has made his family and all his supporters very proud! And besides being a great baseball player, he’s a pretty awesome little brother!

    And, Phil says, “keeep swinging for the fences!!!” You Da Man!!!

  • Jamey said,

    Congratulations to George and his family. The Heels will not only be getting a great student athlete but a great person as well. Keep working hard kid, the sky is the limit.

  • Augie Dogg said,

    Our schools need more well rounded young men like George Carter in their academic and athletic programs. It’s great to see hard work, dedication, and team work pay off. George is such an asset to the Grimsley baseball program. I know he will bring the same success to UNC. Congrats!

  • Kevin said,

    One question. Do NCAA rules allow recruiting of a sophomore? Inquiring minds want to know.

  • one way to find out said,

    I guess you could call Fox and ask him.

  • one way to find out said,

    I guess you could call Fox.

  • Grimsley Fan said,

    Kevin, does the word “loophole” ring a bell? George Carter is not the first sophomore athlete to commit to a D1 school.

  • BR said,

    thanks ej, that explains it

  • 27coach said,

    Grimsley Fan you are correct, Mikal Hill a sophomore from the Charlotte area committed to USC a few weeks ago. You may confirm this by going to lee@