Class of 2013

Cethan Carter

HometownMetairie, LA
High schoolArchbishop Rummel

Cethan Carter committed to Nebraska on Jan. 17, becoming the 21st member of the 2013 recruiting class.

The 6-foot-4, 240-pound tight end made the decision when NU coaches visited his home little more that two weeks before national signing day.

Carter visited Nebraska the weekend before committing. Wide receiver Alonzo Moore, who’s also from Louisiana, served as Carter's host.

He had 23 receptions for 418 yards and five touchdowns as a senior, according to the New Orleans Times Picayune. He caught five passes for 74 yards and a touchdown to help Rummel earn a 35-14 win at the state title game. He was also named to Louisiana's All-District 9-5A team.

“I always knew what I could do on the field,” Carter said. “I was confident.”

According to, Carter also had offers from Florida International, Memphis, Southern Miss and home-state programs Tulane and Louisiana-Lafayette. The Times-Picayune reported in late December that LSU had extended Carter an offer to grayshirt.

Nebraska was the first marquee program on the scene, according to Rummel coach Jay Roth.

“I'm committed to Nebraska,” Carter said, insisting that he had no plans to waver on his nonbinding pledge despite being offered by Miami late in the recruiting process.

Roth said Carter began contributing at fullback two games into his junior season because of his physicality. “He was a vicious blocker,” Roth said.

Carter joins Greg Hart as the second tight end of the 2013 class.

Our take: Carter certainly has the athleticism to play the position. It also appears he possesses the kind of aggressive mindset that Nebraska asks of its tight ends. Block first, then find openings in the play-action passing game. But can he help right away? That remains unclear.

Carter announced his decision on Twitter:

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Hard work helps Carter get attention (
Rummel tight end Cethan Carter verbally commits to Nebraska (
The Times-Picayune's Nifty 50: Recruiting rankings for Louisiana's Class of 2013 (

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