Stone Bridge lineman Carter Sweazie (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Carter Sweazie Picks Up Offensive Line MVP
by Marc Goldstein, recruitNoVA
Carter Sweazie, junior from Stone Bridge High School, participated in the Recruit757 Clash of the Titans and took home some hardware from the camp. He won offensive line MVP at the camp after showing his talents to the coaches and scouts there. He also plays on the defensive line for Stone Bridge, but has been working hard to prove he is a great protector of the quarterback. Carter has seen an uptick in his interest since reporting the award.
Carter views the camp as a great experience, solely based on the competition he was going against. “Today was great because I got to show what I can do against some really good competition… With all of the COVID stuff going on now, it is really good to get out here and show what I can do,” Carter details. Carter uses his hands and strength to get off the line on snaps to keep defenders from getting to the backfield.
Carter’s recruiting stock has increased recently. He has said that he had many coaches interested in him during the dead period, but once September rolled around, he saw many coaches reach out to him. On the subject of what he wants college coaches to know about him, Carter says, “I just want them to know that I am a hard worker and that I give my all every single play… I think I can work on my technique, but I am working hard to improve.”
One of the biggest motivations for high school football players looking for scholarships is the potential to go to college for free. Carter has similar aspirations, saying, “I really want to go to college for free, and help out my family. I think that I work equally hard in the classroom, and even though it doesn’t come easily to me, I still work hard.” Similarly, Carter thinks that the biggest piece of advice he can give to his younger counterparts is that grades matter as much as anything else. He understands that during these times, it is imperative to stay safe and out of trouble. “It is incredibly important to stay out of trouble these days. One bad mistake can ruin all the hard work. It can all be thrown away just like that,” he explains.
Carter is hoping to take this momentum and carry it over to his junior season for Stone Bridge. He reflects on all the hard work that he put in to get to this point, and also understands that he still has room to keep improving. He knows that he is far from the end of the road, and he is excited to continue improving in the future.
– Marc Goldstein