Still No Word On Carter, Woodson
Duron Carter
Duron Carter

Posted Aug 23, 2011


Although Alabama lost only one wide receiver from last year’s Crimson Tide football team, it was an important loss. Moreover, Bama has three senior wide receivers on the 2011 team. Thus, the position was one of emphasis in this year’s recruiting class.



Alabama added five wide receivers to the class and has since begun the conversion of a defensive back signee to offense. But two of those signed are not yet in camp, and Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban doesn’t know what the status of Duron Carter and Danny Woodson is.

One of the five, Ronald Carswell of Macon, Ga., entered The University last winter and went through spring practice. Two others, Marvin Shinn of Prichard and Bradley Sylve of Sulphur, La., have been in fall camp. Additionally, Christion Jones of Adamsville, who was expected to play in the secondary, has been working at wide receiver.

Carter, who was a starter at Ohio State in 2009, then transferred to junior college last year, signed with Bama in the summer, but has not been able to take part in drills because all his academic information has not been processed.

Woodson, from Mobile, also was not part of practice work. Saban had said earlier that he hoped that Woodson might be able to enter Alabama when classes started.

Classes begin at The University Wednesday and Saban said following Tuesday’s practice, “We still don’t know.”

As Saban pointed out, “The first day of school is no the drop-dead date for when somebody can start school.”

Carter, the son of former pro star Cris Carter, had been considered the potential replacement for All-America Julio Jones, now playing in the NFL.

Saban said, “Until we get the information back on Duron Carter, which I haven't heard anything on compliance today, we do have a few more days to be able to get this done. We'll make some decision on Danny Woodson probably in the next week or so. We're weighing several options in several circumstances and situations. I'm not really at freedom to discuss those. We don't have all the information to make those decisions now. I can't really give you any idea of how it will all end up until we get all the information.”

Among Alabama’s returning players are three senior wide receivers -- Darius Hanks, Marquis Maze, and Brandon Gibson. Hanks will not be permitted to play in the first two games because he played in one game in 2007 and was then granted a redshirt.


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