Teondre Carter has been playing on the New Manchester varsity since his freshman year. Long since part of the hailed class of 2021 over at New Manchester, this squad has reached new heights here in 2020 despite the ups and downs over the last 4 years for the program.
Overachieving and passing expectations have become the norm for the Jaguars, and no other athlete on the team encapsulates that mindset than their all-purpose playmaker Teondre Carter. The senior is quick as lightning with over 500 yards rushing, 10 touchdowns as well as 209 receiving yards too.
It was two weeks ago tonight where Carter made one of the top plays of the weekend on a player where he housed a kickoff. Cathing the football around the 20-yard line, Carter had a 1v1 situation between him and the defender. Carter faked to the left and then darted to the right leaving the defender crossed. Carter then used his speed to fly down the left sideline to score.
We alluded earlier this year when writing a feature about Carter’s teammate Malik Laurent, but this is a talented New Manchester team. This program’s emergence is even more notable with all of the hurdles Covid-19 has created leading up to the season.
“The last year with Covid kinda threw me off because we was on lockdown and I could’ve used those months to get in more work, but I just went harder when preseason started during the summer.”
Carter went on to talk about where he has improved the most, “Where I most improved last year was becoming more explosive, learning the offense more learning how to read defenses and my 2nd gear speed.”
Well, the 2nd gear was definitely shown on his long kick-off against Chapel Hill, but also his highlights throughout his high school career are just littered with exciting plays. Carter feels like he feeds off the momentum of the game, and that lead to those big gains.
“What I think separates my game from others is consistency, I get hot real fast and I always try to make 10 plus yards on a run, never less.”
The longtime Percy Harvin fan has a lot in common with the former Florida Gator star. Carter is very elusive in the open field, and also shows the explosive versatility to attack his opponent on the ground, through the air, or on special teams.
The multi-talented Carter says that his recruitment is going okay right now. Carter holds offers from Cumberlands and Pikeville – both NAIA programs in Kentucky. He still stands to get more recruiting attention, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that his New Manchester squad is in the 2nd round of the playoffs squaring up against 9-2 Eastside tonight.
The Jaguars will certainly need more explosive plays from Carter and the rest of the talented seniors in order to take down this consistent playoff participant in Eastside, so be sure to check back to @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to hear more on Carter and the rest of the players across the Peach State during the GHSA playoffs.