Friday, February 25, 2011

JOHN F. KENNEDY G CHRIS CARTER IS OFFICIALLY AN OHIO STATE BUCKEYE

Chris Carter
COLUMBUS —  John F. Kennedy (Cleveland) offensive guard Chris Carter is officially an Ohio State Buckeye, according to the University.

The 6-foot-6, 355-pound Carter, who was supposed to sign his letter of intent back on Feb. 2, was unable to do so after being held in a Cleveland jail overnight on the eve of national signing day for suspicion of sexual imposition.

However, no charges were filed by police, stating there was simply not enough evidence against Carter to take any further action.

Neither did Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel.

"We are excited Chris will be a Buckeye," Tressel said. "He has had a great support system at home, as well as at his high school with the likes of his principal Maryum Sims, his athletic director Velma Pettiegrew and his coach Scott Wodtly.

"They truly believe that Chris will have great success on and off the field at Ohio State."

Not only was Carter named the Senate League's Most Valuable Player and a second team all-Ohio selection this past season, but he was also elected as the student government president at Kennedy.

Carter is the 24th member of Ohio State's class of 2011.

SPRING PRACTICE ... Ohio State will begin spring practice on Thursday, March 31.

The spring session will wrap on Saturday, April 23 with the annual Scarlet & Gray game at Ohio Stadium.