Sometimes it is best to ignore projections from recruiting “experts.” That rang true for the Nebraska Cornhuskers this week as composite four-star prospect Carter Whitt suddenly had all the crystal balls at 247 Sports turning red and predicting he was heading to Lincoln. Instead Whitt announced on Monday he is committing to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
The six-foot-three, 170-pound point guard prospect was ranked the No. 63 player in the country by 247 and the No. 11 point guard in the 2021 class. Had he committed to Nebraska he would have been the highest rated prospect in the modern recruiting era (since 2003) to commit to the Huskers. Whitt had offers from fellow Big Ten schools Indiana, Maryland, and Michigan, in addition to other notable programs such as Florida, Arkansas, Tennessee, Virginia, and NC State. However, his top choices besides Wake Forest included Nebraska, Virginia Tech, and Boston College.
Whitt hails from Raleigh, North Carolina but recently transferred to Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. He plans to graduate in December and enroll early at Wake Forest. He cited a number of factors including the inability to visit other campuses due to coronavirus, his connection with Demon Deacon Head Coach Steve Forbes, and the fact his dad is a WF alumnus. His preference for a fast-paced offense and knack as a top-rate passer would have been an excellent fit in Coach Hoiberg’s system. For whatever reason that led the predictions to point toward a move west, however, Cornhuskers fans are left disappointed on missing a big pick up star-wise.
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