Duron Carter to transfer to Alabama

Updated: April 3, 2011, 9:00 AM ET
By Joe Schad | ESPN

Former Ohio State wide receiver Duron Carter committed to transfer to Alabama on Saturday, his father, Cris Carter, said.

"We just met with Coach [Nick] Saban and he's committed," Cris Carter said. "It's a combination of the coaching and the structure and for Duron's maturity. All of those things make it a good match."

Cris Carter said Duron, who played at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College last season after leaving Ohio State, plans to enroll at Alabama in June and will be academically eligible to play immediately.

Duron Carter, 6-feet-5, 210 pounds, had 44 catches for 690 yards and 10 touchdowns for Coffeyville.

"I want to win a national championship," Duron Carter said. "I believe in what Coach Saban and the players are doing. This is a great program."

Carter said he also considered Oregon, LSU, Miami and Auburn.

Alabama has a need at wide receiver, particularly with the departure of Julio Jones to the NFL.

Duron Carter began his career at Ohio State, like his father, and caught a touchdown as a freshman but left because of academic issues.

Cris Carter, now an ESPN NFL analyst, had a 16-year NFL career and finished as the league's second all-time leading receiver with 1,101 receptions for 13,899 yards and 130 touchdowns, which also ranks second-most in NFL history.

Joe Schad covers college football for ESPN.

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