Let’s just say it was a good weekend for all parties involved.
It was a good weekend for Henrico High School because the football team eked out a 35-34 overtime win overtime over Patrick Henry on Friday night.
It was a good weekend too for Warriors junior Jahad Carter. The 6-2, 187-pounder hauled in four passes for 96 yards from quarterback Lawrence Chambers, including a 64-yard touchdown in the second quarter to put his team up 13-0.
It was a good weekend for Virginia Tech, because after a sluggish start, the Hokies rolled over Old Dominion 38-0 on Saturday.
Then, all three came together if one fell swoop. Carter announced on Twitter he was verbally committing to play for Virginia upon his graduation in 2019.
“Virginia Tech has shown him love and they are a great program to highlight his ability,” said Henrico coach Gerald Glasco.
“Carter is an amazing talent,” Glasco added. “He runs well and has really good hands. This [offer] is based off of his first season of football. He didn’t play football as a freshman.
“If he had he would have every offer in the county. I feel like he’s a athlete who can contribute on both sides of the ball at the right D1 program.”
Carter, who did not play as a freshman, earned all-conference and all-region honors last season as a sophomore.
So far, this season, the player that goes both ways, has 22 receptions for 388 yards on offense and has recorded three interceptions on defense.
His first offer came from Temple and he was drawing the attention both ACC and Big Ten schools, including Clemson, Duke, Maryland and North Carolina.