Alabama gets receiver help in Duron Carter

April, 2, 2011
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A late recruiting addition could mean some added depth for Alabama in its receiving corps.

Former Ohio State receiver Duron Carter, the son of Cris Carter, is finishing up at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College and plans to enroll at Alabama in June and will be eligible next season, Cris Carter told ESPN.com.

Duron played as a freshman at Ohio State in 2009 and had 13 catches for 176 yards and a touchdown, but was ruled academically ineligible that season and missed the Rose Bowl. He also sat out spring practice that next year because of academic reasons and left Ohio State in June 2010.

The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Carter was originally hoping to re-enroll at Ohio State after getting his academic business in order in junior college, but that door was later closed.

Miami and LSU also pursued Carter, but his Hall of Fame father said the structure of Nick Saban's program at Alabama was one of the deciding factors.

It also helped that the Crimson Tide were looking for more playmakers at receiver after losing Julio Jones early to the NFL draft. And with Carter being eligible to play next season, he'll get a chance to show what he can do right away.

Marquis Maze and Darius Hanks are both proven seniors who've played a lot of football for the Tide, while redshirt freshmen DeAndrew White and Keiwone Malone are two others that will factor heavily into the rotation next season.

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