Bryce Carter has emerged as one of Virginia Tech's top 2021 defensive line targets. While Carter will remain a priority for Virginia Tech, the class at which he is pursued in will shift to the 2022 class instead of 2021.
Carter told us that he intends to reclassify to the 2022 as he plans on transferring from Thomas Dale HS to Life Christian Academy in the near future. Carter had this to say about why he is reclassifying.
"It is a better opportunity for me and my family, and it allows me to get another year of eligibility and to mature," Carter said.
With Carter reclassifying to the 2022 class, there's no doubt that he'll be a top target for Virginia Tech. That's continued to show as the Hokies and Virginia are recruiting Carter the hardest according to the four-star DE.
Tech's heavy interest also showed when new defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton went to Carter's current high school to tell Carter that he would be the Hokies' next defensive coordinator. Carter had this to say about how that conversation went and what message he had for him.
"It was great and he told me that he can’t just change everything Bud Foster did, but he’d add some modern things to it," Carter said. "He also said he wants to be able to drop me back in coverage if needed."
Looking ahead, Bryce Carter told is that he is going to "try to make it" to a Junior Day this spring at Virginia Tech. Additionally, Carter is looking at taking visits to Penn State, East Carolina, Michigan, Maryland, and West Virginia. The Nittany Lions are a team to watch specifically as Carter told us that he feels they may be the next ones to offer him.
That wouldn't be surprising after Carter told us that he had 99 tackles and 9 sacks this past season on his way to earning First Team All-Region honors on defense. Carter added that he feels his strength and ability to get off the line of scrimmage are strengths of his game while his area for the greatest improvement is having "more violent hands."
While Bryce Carter may be reclassifying from 2021 to 2022, it's clear that Virginia Tech will continue to make him a top target regardless of class.