Kamonte Carter, DE/ATH (Gaithersburg HS; Silver Spring, MD)
Class of 2015; Penn State Commit
247 sports: 4-Star/14th-ranked ATH
ESPN: 3-Star/41st-ranked DE
Rivals: 4-Star/11th-ranked ATH
Scout: 4-Star/8th-ranked DE (58th in Scout 300)
Defensive end Kamonte Carter was a threat in every way possible for Gaithersburg High School this past season, playing DE/LB on the defensive side of the ball and spending time under center and at RB on offense for the Trojans. He even punted a few balls this season.
Carter has been committed to Penn State since last February, but PSU head coach James Franklin’s recruit was made official on Signing Day on Wednesday.
He is a talented player who will bring depth and versatility to the PSU defensive line this Fall. The Nittany Lions may have gotten a steal in Carter.
Carter took the time to answer a few of our questions regarding his high school career and his commitment and future with PSU:
All-Out Blitz: Who has been your biggest Influence during your High School career?
Kamonte Carter: I would have to say my father. He was also my defensive coordinator.
AOB: What is your most memorable moment in your High School football career?
Carter: The most memorable moment in my High School career was when we went 7-0 in my Junior year.
AOB: Why did you choose Penn State?
Carter: I have been a fan of Penn State football my whole life. One of the other reasons is that the coaches are great.
AOB: Is there a noticeable advantage to players recruiting?
Carter: Yes there is. I recruited whoever my coaches asked me to recruit. I recruited them hard and I am in contact with my classmates everyday.
AOB: What are your thoughts on the recently de-committed prospects from this class?
Carter: They can go if they want to, it is the next man up. It is fine because we can recruit someone just as good, if not better.
AOB: What position are you slated to play at Penn State?
Carter: I will be playing defensive end at Penn State.
AOB: What type of player do you see yourself developing into at PSU?
Carter: I can see myself as a player who will be in the NFL Draft in the next three to four years, with the help of my coaches.
Be sure to follow Kamonte on Twitter (@KAM_7SIETE) to keep up with his football career as he moves on to Penn State University in the fall.
Photo: Tom Fedor/The Gazette