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Three-star receiver transferring to Louisville

Patrick Carter, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound athlete from St. Petersburg, Florida, will transfer to the University of Louisville. Rated as a three-star athlete coming out of high school, Carter originally chose to attend Georgia Tech. As a senior in high school, Carter was listed as the No. 12-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the nation and the No. 54 player in the Sunshine State.
Carter's transfer was first announced this morning in the St. Petersburg Times, and confirmed it Sunday evening when talking to the player's father. "He's en route to Louisville, if he hasn't gotten there already," John Carter said at around 7:45 p.m. Sunday.
After choosing the Yellow Jackets over Purdue and South Florida, Carter faced stiff competition for the signal-caller position in Atlanta. He eventually lost out to current G.T. starter Reggie Ball. Not wanting to play second fiddle anymore, Carter decided to make a move after his sophomore season.
His first choice was South Florida, but the player didn't feel comfortable with the situation there, so he opted for Louisville instead. "He's had them on the radar for a long time," Mr. Carter explained. "I can't tell you exactly when he made the decision; you'll have to get that from him."
Carter's father said his son would give his best to be productive "wherever the coach wants to use him." The article from the St. Petersburg Times states Carter is expected to be on scholarship at U of L in January and "begin competing at receiver in the fall."
"They're just a successful program and they have a very successful coach," the elder Carter explained when asked why his son picked the Cardinals. "He said it just felt like it was a good fit." Carter will have two years of eligibility beginning next fall at U of L.
At Georgia Tech, Carter redshirted his first season before seeing action as a backup QB and then switching to WR midway through his sophomore season. He took over the punt return duties for the Ramblin' Wreck about halfway through his sophomore season, and averaged 8.4 yards per return, including a long of 29 yards against Duke. He did not participate on GT's bowl game.
With three senior receivers on the roster, Coach Bobby Petrino was expected to recruit players who could add depth to that position in this class. Already with high-quality transfers Corey Thompson (Duke) and Chris Vaughn (Notre Dame) and a commitment from three-star pass catcher Troy Pascley, he seems well on his way to get what he wants.