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Tennessee football: Elite in-state athlete Boo Carter visiting Vols this weekend

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One of the top targets for Tennessee football announced he will be in Knoxville over the weekend. 

Boo Carter announced via Twitter on Thursday that he will be visiting Tennessee for the Vols’ first junior day. 

Carter will participate in several junior day activities, including attending the Tennessee vs. Kentucky basketball matchup on Saturday. 

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The athlete out of Brainerd High School in Chattanooga, Tenn., has been a priority for Josh Heupel and his staff. Carter has been to Knoxville several times, and Heupel took a trip to visit Carter in Chattanooga. 

Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports gave a crystal ball projection for Carter, predicting he will end up in the Orange and White. 

At the end of December, Carter announced his top five schools. He included Tennessee football among Colorado, Oregon, Ohio State, and Michigan. 

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After announcing his top five, he described what set the Vols apart from his over 30 offers.

“I like how coach Heupel has already changed the program at Tennessee,” Carter told ON3. “They went from bad to good quickly. A lot of people weren’t messing with Tennessee, but Heupel changed that. The team has great chemistry and they are building something. Coach Martinez and I talk a good bit. They like me in the secondary and I will spend more time with coach Martinez soon. I like the changes, how Tennessee is close to home and they have good things going.”

Carter is essential to Heupel’s priority to recruit in-state. As for most SEC schools, success and recruiting in your home state often got hand in hand. 

Carter ranks as the No. 5 prospect in the state of Tennessee. He also ranks as the No. 268 prospect nationally in the class of 2024, and the No. 32 athlete. 

Before transferring to Brainer High School, Carter was at Chattanooga Christian School. He had 678 yards and 18 TDs on the ground, and he had 36 receptions for 780 yards and 10 TDs through the air for CCS.

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