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Notre Dame transfer defensive back Antonio Carter commits to Jacksonville State

Screen Shot 2024-05-28 at 9.09.17 AMby:Kaiden Smith06/10/24


Former Notre Dame safety Antonio Carter has officially committed to Jacksonville State after entering the NCAA transfer portal, On3 has learned.

Carter choses the Gamecocks as his home for the final season of his college career and last year of eligibility, joining the program as a graduate transfer after spending four years and Rhone Island and a lone season with the Fighting Irish.

After recorded seven tackles and an interception in his first two seasons at Rhode Island, Carter would increase his production drastically in the 2021 and 2022 seasons. A two-year stretch where he started 21 games with 105 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, 17 pass breakups, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and an interception. Deciding to transfer to Notre Dame ahead of the 2023 season.

This past season Carter had 8 tackles and a forced fumble on the year, serving primarily as a reserve defensive back for the Fighting Irish who finished the season 10-3.

“I am grateful for my Notre Dame experience, I will always have appreciation for the people I met during my time here, specifically my teammates and coaches,” Carter wrote in his parting message with the Notre Dam program. “I have made the decision to enter the transfer portal. I look forward to finding an opportunity that is the best overall fit for me as I look to reach my goals on the field.”

Carter played high school football at Orlando (FL) Oak Ridge, where he was an unrated and unranked recruit in the 2019 cycle, according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

But after entering the NCAA transfer portal this offseason, Carter was a three-star college prospect ranked as the No. 727 overall player and the No. 78 safety available in the portal this offseason according to On3’s College Football Transfer Portal Top Player Rankings.

Jacksonville State also recently received a transfer portal commitment from former Auburn and Colorado wide receiver Tar’Varish Dawson last week. With six former Power Five players now joining the Gamecocks through the transfer portal ahead of the 2024 season in year three under head coach Rich Rodriguez.

To keep up with the latest players on the move, check out On3’s Transfer Portal wire.

The On3 Transfer Portal Instagram account and Twitter account are excellent resources to stay up to date with the latest moves.