Multi-sport athletes used to be a huge focus for Mike MacIntyre and his recruiting classes. The logic was sound - these high schoolers usually can’t focus on a specific sport, so they usually are a little underrated, but they obviously have the athleticism to contribute. Addison Gillam is an example of this working out, Isaiah Oliver is another. Drew Carter is good enough to basketball and football at plenty of schools, and more importantly, he’s a great QB.
Carter hails from the state of Oregon, the same state as current starting QB Sam Noyer. Carter plays point guard in basketball and quarterback in football, so he is the leader wherever he is. The 6’3, 200 pound product will enroll early and play for the Buffs as soon as he can. When he committed, here’s what we had to say:
As a point guard for the basketball team and as a Power 5 quarterback, you need to have good and quick decision making. Drew Carter has that in spades. At 6’3 and under 200 pounds, he is not small for the position, but he’s not huge. He mainly jumps off the page with how quick he makes decisions. Whether it’s bailing on the pocket, stepping up, or going through his progression, Drew makes quick, confident decisions that usually work out well. Check the tape. He doesn’t have a rocket arm, but he can make the throws he needs to and should be more than fine in this offense.