2025 DL Jarquez Carter sets summer official visits

On3 imageby:Collin Ginnan04/01/24

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A talented defender in the state of Florida has lined up a slew official visits for this summer.

Newberry (Fla.) three-star defensive lineman Jarquez Carter tells On3’s Chad Simmons that he will take official visits to Florida (May 31), Penn State (June 7), UCF (June 14) and Miami (June 21).

He also told Simmons that he is not committing this summer, and to expect Florida State and Ohio State official visits during the season this fall. A visit to Colorado is on deck for the Buffs’ spring game on April 27.

“What matters to me is which school I feel can develop me the most and which coaches I can trust for the next three-to-four years because I don’t plan on entering the transfer portal,” Carter told On3 in February. “I plan on competing and earning a starting spot at the school I’m at.”

Jarquez Carter breaks down some of his contenders

Carter spoke with On3 about some of his top schools in February.

Miami: “I like the family environment that Miami has. Former players come back to the school to help. When I went to the camp, a bunch of old players were back helping the defensive linemen and training us. I like the culture of the school and the coaches like (defensive ends) coach Jason Taylor. When I was there, we were watching film together and he was showing me some key moves to help me improve my game.” 

Florida: “I love the D-line coach they have. When I went there the last two times, he was showing me techniques and talking to my family and connecting with me. We talked about things outside of football. I love going to the games, the culture, the fans, listening to “Won’t Back Down” after the third quarter and that feeling that you get when you go to the school. Also, me and most of the players have a connection.” 

Florida State: “Coach Odell was probably the first coach that really recruited me. The first camp that I ever went to was at Florida State, so I’ve always had a connection with Florida State since a young age.” 

“I like it, especially their d-linemen like (Braden) Fiske and (Jared) Verse,” he added about the direction of the program. “They have great motors. I see a lot of myself in Fiske. We both have the same playstyle.”

Ohio State: “My visit there for the Minnesota game was good because I was able to experience the fanbase. That was my first Big Ten game, so that really caught my eye. I saw the fans and was able to go to the pep rally before the game and that was fun.”

“What (associate head coach/defensive line coach) Larry Johnson has been able to produce over the years at Ohio State and Penn State shows that he’s able to develop people in the right way. The d-linemen he’s gotten into the league are not normal d-linemen. They’re top guys.” 

Penn State: “What stands out to me is how great their defense has always been. They have always been a top-three team in the Big Ten and I was impressed with what they were able to produce with their d-linemen this year.” 

UCF: “I’ve seen John Walker and some of the guys starting there early in their college careers. What he was able to produce when he was a freshman and becoming a Freshman All-American was impressive. The d-line, they have a good future ahead of them.”