By Tyler Devine
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Three-star defensive lineman Chase Carter must have made quite an impression on the Iowa coaching staff in recent weeks.
The Minneapolis, Minn., native received a scholarship offer from Iowa on Friday after a conversation with defensive line coach Kelvin Bell.
“It was super exciting,” Carter said. “I’ve been talking to (offensive line) coach (Tim) Polasek for a couple weeks now, two or three weeks. Just talking to him, they’re super excited about me. And then talking to coach Bell today, it was just cool because they knew a lot about me. They’ve been actually recruiting me. They didn’t just offer and then not talk to me.”
Carter is in the unique position of also being recruited to play basketball.
The 6-foot-6, 220-pound Carter holds offers from Florida, Howard, Minnesota, Vanderbilt and West Virginia in basketball.
Iowa State, Michigan State and Nebraska have extended football offers.
Carter has spoken with the Iowa men’s basketball staff as well and said that he is considering playing both sports in college.
“To me, it’s really going to come down to what I think I can get the furthest in,” Carter said. “And if that means I play both and try my hardest at both in college then that’s what I’m going to do. But, right now I’m keeping all options open.”
As far as Iowa’s tumultuous offseason, in which former players made allegations of racial bias against the program, Carter said he is aware of the allegations, but wants to make his own judgement about Iowa.
“Talking to coaches and seeing how everything is going (is important),” Carter said. “Seeing how they move forward, that’s the biggest thing.”