The second of Clemson’s two linebacker recruits, Suwanee, GA, native Barrett Carter has joined Clemson’s class of 2021 by signing his letter of intent. Carter will arrive at Clemson measuring 6’1” and weighing 220 lbs. He is a 4 star recruit with a .9764 rating from 247, making him the 4th best at his position in the class. Barrett was primarily recruited by the maestro Brent Venables, who helped ensure Clemson beat out Alabama for his services.
QT’s take from his commitment:
Carter is a versatile piece you can move around and play in different ways. At 6’1 he gives you ideal size and has the speed to cover sideline to sideline. Plays against top competition in Georgia at North Gwinnett where he is well coached and has a solid football base knowledge. Perfect fit with Trotter who can be the interior run stuffer, freeing up Carter to do what he does best—play in space, blitz, and get after the QB. He plays at 220-225 so doesn’t need to bulk up much to play at the college level. He is decent in coverage, but will need to improve there if he wants to add more coverage responsibilities, but should be able to cover TE’s. I’d also like to see him be a bit more imposing in the run game. But overall, he fits what Brent Venables wants in his linebackers.