2013 BYU Football Newcomers: Josh Carter

Here at Lawless Republic we will be profiling all the 2013 signees & return missionaries who will be joining the BYU Football team this season.  This will be a daily feature on the site as we count down to Fall Camp.

Josh Carter

Tucson, AZ; Eastern Arizona JC

6-5, 290

Before BYU:  Carter was a heralded recruit out of Mountain View High School in Tucson, Arizona.  (Not the same Mountain View HS where John Beck & Max Hall came from)  Carter failed to qualify academically out of high school. Had offers from many Pac-12 schools, including one from Oregon.

Carter went to Eastern Arizona JC.  While at EA JC, many of the schools that were offering Carter were still recruiting him while playing for the Gila Monsters.  After one year at EA JC, Carter decided to go on an LDS mission.  Of all places, Carter served his mission in Salt Lake City.  After deciding to go on a mission many schools backed off, pulling the scholarship offers.

Carter came home from his mission in June of 2012, and played his Sophomore season at EA JC.  BYU Offensive Line coach, Garrett Tujague found out about Carter late in the recruiting process and offered Carter immediately.

Carter was a 2nd Team All-Southern Arizona JC performer last season.


More highlights of Carter on Hudl

First thing that pops off watching film on Carter, he was undersized last season at Eastern Arizona.  Played at 255 coming off the mission.  Now close to 300.

Also, has some good speed for an offensive lineman.  Watching him get downfield and making those blocks was impressive.  When you think BYU Offensive Lineman in the past speed usually doesn’t come to mind.

Expectations in 2013: Starter at Right Tackle

Carter was one of eight Offensive Linemen that BYU signed in the 2013 class.  Bronco has said that three of these eight linemen will be starters this season.  Who will they be?  That is yet to be determined. But Carter looks to be a player who contributes right away.  Carter is already enrolled at BYU and participating in summer conditioning.

Carter’s athleticism will set him apart from other linemen vying for a starting role.

The potential in BYU career: High.

Carter’s athleticism is not seen in many Offensive Linemen.  With Ryker Mathews, a former U.S. Army All-American at Left Tackle.  Carter and Mathews could create quite the tandem at the tackle spots, and lay the foundation for an improved line over the next two seasons.

Tags: Eastern Arizona College Garrett Tujague John Beck Josh Carter Max Hall Oregon Ryker Mathews

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