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NC State offers Clayton junior WR Devin Carter

Posted April 17
Updated April 20

Devin Carter (88) of Clayton High School. Corinth Holders visits Clayton on Friday August 26, 2016 for week 2 action. Calyton surpasses the Pirates by a score of 40 to 35. (Chris Baird / HighSchoolOT.Com)

Clayton standout wide receiver Devin Carter has received a scholarship offer from North Carolina State University, the junior announced Monday morning via Twitter.

NC State is the first Atlantic Coast Conference football program to offer Carter. He also holds offers from Elon, Michigan State and Minnesota.

Carter said NC State wide receivers coach George McDonald offered the scholarship in-between workouts and classes Monday at Clayton High School.

​“They have a really good team this year; they have good size and they’re strong,” Carter said. “And I like the school. It seems like a good environment to play in."

Carter led Clayton with 78 catches for 1,167 yards and 15 touchdowns in his junior campaign. He also became first wide receiver in North Carolina history with a touchdown reception in eight-straight games last season.

Carter has garnered interest from both Duke and North Carolina, having attended both schools’ on-campus junior day programs.

The junior has recently taken unofficial visits to Clemson, South Carolina and Wake Forest, and he will also take a visit to Penn State this weekend.

Playing close to home is not a factor Carter looks for, but he said having an offer from an ACC school in North Carolina is humbling.

“It is really cool to have an offer," Carter said. "I really appreciate it, and I was very excited about it.”

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