Carter Boatwright found his landing spot last night, and it was at Florida State as a future playmaking tight end for the Seminoles. The Colquitt County 2020 student-athlete who won Week 3’s top play from last season finally linked up with a much deserved P5 program, and quickly committed to the opportunity of spending his next 4-5 years in Tallahassee.
Boatwright went to Twitter with this commitment note:
FSU joined fellow ACC member Pittsburgh as his lone P5 offers, but that is surely no knock on Boatwright’s talent. The tight end position is one of the toughest to scout in the country, and Boatwright had slipped thru the recruiting cracks with a head coaching change, and a of bevvy tough competition at TE across the country.
Still, the 6’4″ jumbo-athlete has been slept on throughout the process despite producing well as a junior, showing outstanding hand-eye coordination, and the size to become a good blocker at the next level. Earlier this month, Boatwright was able to show his entire skill set as a receiver at the FSU 7v7, where his Colquitt County team came away as the champions.
The two-sport star went full time football this last year, after splitting time prior school years during the spring with baseball. The extra time was crucial for Boatwright to focus on recruiting, as well as offseason training, which is evident when we watched earlier this month at the Corky Kell 7v7.
Almost a year ago (July 12th), Boatwright filled out our recruiting form, and back then listed himself at 205 lbs. After watching at the Corky Kell earlier this month, it’s safe to say that the 2020 recruit has packed on good weight, and looks to be a whole lot closer to 230 lbs. going into his senior year.
FSU is landing an experienced player who has gotten varsity experience dating back to his freshman year. He has excellent body control going up for a catch and good sideline awareness too, which makes him one of the best red zone targets in the state at WR or TE. He is a natural at finding creases in the defense, and shows good urgency getting up field with the football.
There is still plenty of room to improve, as Boatwright’s blocking last season was solid, but he lost body control at times. The extra weight, and core strength should really pay dividends this year though, and we suspect a more complete package for Boatwright as a tight end.
In normal years, Boatwright would be a leading candidate as an All-State tight end in 7-A, but with Marietta’s Arik Gilbert returning for another year, it will be very tough for Boatwright to edge out one of the state’s returning leaders in receiving – right at 1200 yards in 2018. Still, the 2020 recruit should be an important piece going into this fall as his size and incredible hands will prove to be a nightmare match-up for opposing defenses. No doubt, his Colquitt football team has had a tumultuous offseason, but the dust has settled, and they should prove to be one of the more talented teams in 7-A again in 2019.
Interest in more info on Carter Boatwright? Click HERE to visit his Recruit Georgia profile.