Monday, June 21, 2010

CARTER, WELLS OUT AT OHIO STATE

(Photo of Duron Carter, left, and Cris Carter, right,
by The Buckeye Times/Darla Dunkle-Hudnell)

COLUMBUS — Ohio State sophomore wide receiver, Duron Carter, is no longer a member of the football team, and will play at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College instead this fall. Linebacker Keith Wells is also leaving the Buckeyes, according to OSU head coach Jim Tressel.

It had been rumored in the past few days that Carter — who missed January's Rose Bowl win over Oregon, as well as all of spring practice in April because of academic issues — cleaned out his room and left campus recently with his father, former OSU and NFL star, Cris Carter.

Well, the rumors were proven correct, as Carter — who goes by Mr_Dcarter9 on his Twitter account — tweeted late Sunday night that "Yes the rumors are true."

Carter also tweeted just hours ago that "I messed up!!! But Ima fix everything and be back!"

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound receiver may return to the Buckeyes — or another Division I school — in 2011 if he can regain proper academic status.

Carter caught 13 passes for 176 yards and a touchdown last season as a true freshman.

It was announced on Monday that Wells will also be leaving the Buckeyes. There is no word, as of yet, where he intends to enroll.

Wells, a native of Gainesville, Ga., was a big recruiting pickup for the Buckeyes back in 2008. Unfortunately, because of injury and quality personnel ahead of him on the depth chart, Wells was never able to break into the defensive line rotation at Ohio State.

Wells never recorded a tackle for the Buckeyes in his career.

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