Duron Carter, son of future NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter, has decided to leave the Alabama football program in hopes of joining Florida Atlantic.
CBS Sports' Chip Patterson reported late Thursday afternoon that the junior receiver is looking for immediate eligibility to play in 2012 and believes he has a solid argument to do so: Carter never saw the field while a member of the Crimson Tide, and would be moving close to family.
The 6'5", 205-pound deep threat began his collegiate career with Ohio State, catching 13 passes for 176 yards and a touchdown his freshman year. However, academic issues forced him to withdraw and enroll into Coffeyville Community College in Kansas.
Unfortunately for Carter, he failed to break 700 yards receiving for the Ravens and still boasted that he'd be a star player at a high-caliber school.
Nick Saban gave him a shot, and he came nowhere near expectations. Carter couldn't stay academically eligible last season and was suspended in March. He wasn't reinstated, and his profile did not appear in the Crimson Tide media guide that was released earlier this week.
The disappointing wideout is relying on a transfer waiver that will allow him to play for the FAU Owls of the Sun Belt Conference.
If the NCAA does not grant Carter's wish, he must sit out this fall and will join the team in 2013 with only one year of eligibility left.
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