Duron Carter linked to Bethune-Cookman in possible transfer according to reports

Former Ohio State and University of Alabama receiver Duron Carter (son of NFL great Chris Carter) has been linked to Bethune-Cookman according to multiple reports.

According to OwlAccess.com, Carter has applied for admission to FAU and is in the process of pursuing an NCAA transfer waiver that would allow him to play this season for the FBS, Florida Atlantic Owls.  If the NCAA denies Carter’s transfer waiver request, Bethune-Cookman, where Carter would be eligible to play right away under NCAA transfer rules, appears to be Carter’s most preferred landing spot. 

Carter is a 6’-5”, 215 pound wide receiver from storied St. Thomas Aquinas High School located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  Rivals.com rated Carter as a 4-Star recruit coming out of high school.  He signed a letter of intent and played one season at Ohio State in 2009 before transferring to a Community College in Kansas in 2010.  Carter signed with defending National Champions Alabama in 2011 but academic transcript issues brought his Crimson Tide career to an abrupt end. 

Whether or not Duron Carter ever plays a down for BCU, his interest in the Wildcats tells just how well and what type of athletes Brian Jenkins and his staff now recruits at Bethune-Cookman.

MEAC 2012 Preseason Honors

North Carolina A&T running back Mike Mayhew and Howard linebacker Keith Pough received top honors as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) announced its 2012 preseason football team at the annual Football Press Luncheon Banquet on Friday afternoon.  Mayhew was selected as the preseason Offensive Player of the Year and Pough was named the preseason Defensive Player of the Year. 

Last year’s conference champion, Norfolk State Spartans, were predicted to finish atop the conference standings in 2012.  South Carolina State was picked to finish second followed by Bethune-Cookman.

All preseason honors are voted on by the MEAC’s head football coaches and sports information directors.

Four Wildcat student athletes received preseason all conference First Team recognition (Isidore Jackson-RB, Terrence Hackney-OL, DJ Howard-DB, and Jarkevis Fields-LB) and three Wildcats received Second Team honors (Harold Love III-DL, Marquell Rozier-OL, and Eddie Poole-WR). 

2012 Predicted Order of Finish

(First Place Votes in Parenthesis)

1. Norfolk State (11)……….. 454 pts.
2. South Carolina State (4).. 432 pts.
3. Bethune-Cookman (3)…. 417 pts.
4. Florida A&M (2)……….. 354 pts.
5. Hampton (1)………………. 268 pts.
6. N.C. A&T…………………. 216 pts.
7. Morgan State……………… 198 pts.
8. Howard…………………….. 188 pts.
9. N.C. Central ……………… 116 pts.
10. Delaware State……………. 78 pts.
11. Savannah State (1)………. 73 pts.

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) – 2012 Football All-Conference Preseason Teams

Offensive Player of the Year: Mike Mayhew, North Carolina A&T                
Defensive Player of the Year: Keith Pough, Howard



Pos. Name Cl. School Hometown
QB Greg McGhee So. Howard Pittsburgh, Pa.
RB Mike Mayhew Sr. North Carolina A&T Charlotte,N.C.
RB Isidore Jackson Jr. Bethune-Cookman Mossy Head, Fla.
WR Xavier Boyce r-Sr. Norfolk State Virginia Beach, Va.
WR Travis Tarpley r-Sr. Delaware State Danville, Va.
TE Joseph Hawkins Sr. Norfolk State Chicago, Ill.
C Michael Kay r-Sr. Norfolk State Capital Heights, Md.
OL Steven Robinson r-Sr. Florida A&M Tallahassee, Fla.
OL Blake Matthews r-Sr. Norfolk State Manassas, Va.
OL Terrance Hackney Jr. Bethune-Cookman Chapel Hill, N.C.
OL Cory Gwinner r-Sr. Howard Ypsilanti, Mich.
Pos. Name Cl. School Hometown
DL Tony Mashburn Sr. North Carolina A&T Tallahassee, Fla.
DL Padric Scott r-Sr. Florida A&M Tallahassee, Fla.
DL Richard Ndubueze Sr. Morgan State Washington DC
DL Matthew Davis Jr. Hampton Chesapeake, Va.
LB Keith Pough r-Sr. Howard Orangeburg, S.C.
LB Jarkevis Fields r-Jr. Bethune-Cookman Sanford, Fla.
LB D’Vonte Grant r-So. North Carolina A&T Charlotte, N.C.
DB John Ojo Sr. Florida A&M Tallahassee, Fla.
DB DeVontae Johnson So. Florida A&M Tallahassee, Fla.
DB Travis Crosby Jr. North Carolina A&T Charlotte, NC
DB D.J. Howard r-Jr. Bethune-Cookman Daytona Beach, Fla.
P Brandon Holdren Sr. Florida A&M Jacksonville, Fla.
PK Everett Goldberg Sr. Norfolk State Mesa Ridge, Col.
RS Geovonie Irvine r-Sr. North Carolina Central Durham, N.C.
Second Team        
Pos. Name Cl. School Hometown
QB Damien Fleming So. Florida A&M Jacksonville, Fla.
RB Antwon Chisholm Jr. Hampton Belle Glade, Fla.
RB Travis Davidson Sr. Morgan State Redford, Mich.
WR Eddie Poole r-Sr. Bethune-Cookman Belle Glade, Fla.
WR Justin Wilson r-Sr. Delaware State Windsor, Conn.
TE Kris Drummond So. Savannah State Washington, DC
C Tristan Bellamy r-So. South Carolina State Jonston, S.C.
C Vincent Harper Jr. Hampton Belle Glade, Fla.
OL Sam Hammond r-Sr. South Carolina State Union, S.C.
OL Nathan Isles Jr. North Carolina A&T Atlanta, Ga.
OL Cameron Williams r-Jr. Norfolk State Burke, Va.
OL Marquell Rozier Jr. Bethune-Cookman St. Pauls, N.C.
Pos. Name Cl. School Hometown
DL Xavier Proctor r-Sr. North Carolina Central Ellicott City, Md.
DL Leon Smith Sr. South Carolina State James Island, S.C.
DL Harold Love III Sr. Bethune-Cookman Portland, Oregon
DL Brandon Young r-Sr. North Carolina A&T Louisville, Ky.
LB Delbert Tyler Jr. Hampton Monroeville, Pa.
LB Joe Thomas r-Jr. South Carolina State Blackville, S.C.
LB Lyndell Gibson Sr. Hampton Virginia Beach, Va.
DB Justin Blake Sr. Hampton Piscataway, NJ
DB Kenneth Ridley Jr. Morgan State  
DB Darius Drummond Jr. South Carolina State Ashville, N.C
DB DeCarlos Knight r-Sr. Howard Nashville, Tenn.
P Jordan Stovall Jr. Hampton Elgin, S.C.
PK Taureab Durham Sr. Hampton Uniondale, N.Y.
RS Darius Drummond Jr. South Carolina State Ashville, S.C

BCU staffer offers assist to Kyle O’Quinn/NSU fans

During the 2011-2012 men’s basketball season, the Norfolk State Spartans defeated the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats in two final possession contests.  The Spartans immediately followed up their second victory over BCU with a stunning NCAA first round upset over the #3 ranked Missouri Tigers.  NSU’s upset over Missouri not only shocked the sports world, it also introduced college basketball fans around the country to the bright smile, charming personality, and basketball skillset of 6’10”, MEAC Player-of-the-Year Kyle O’Quinn of NSU.

O’Quinn, now a second-round draft pick of the Orlando Magic, recently concluded NBA Summer League action where he averaged 8.8 points per game; 6.2 rebounds, and 55% shooting from the field.  The aforementioned stats were compiled by Bethune-Cookman University Sports Information Staffer, Dan Ryan, who chronicled O’Quinn’s Summer League action with the Orlando Magic.  Dan’s daily updates and interviews were published on NSU Athletics’ website: (http://nsuspartans.com/index.aspx?path=mbball&&tab=1). 

A big, big shout out to Dan Ryan for going well beyond the call of duty and providing an assist to the NSU, Kyle O’Quinn, and HBCU sports fans.  

Although Dan certainly did not have to share any feedback on O’Quinn’s Summer League participation, he stated he did so because he was “just trying to help a brother out“.  He went on to state that it was no big deal since “I was there anyway covering my beloved Utah Jazz.  And I got to interview jeff Hornacek and John Stockton’s kid so that was cool“.

Dan stated: “the things that impressed me were“:

1)O’Quinn immediately looks like he belongs on a NBA roster. He has an NBA body and he has the work ethic.  
2) (O’Quinn) was great with Orlando media, who took to him immediately, maybe because of Dwight Howard backlash, but still…

In addition to O’Quinn, other players BCU went up against were at Summer League including “NCCU’s Dominque Sutton (Orlando), Baylor’s Perry Jones (Oklahoma City), Tennessee Tech’s Kevin Murphy (Utah) and VT’s Malcolm Delaney (Detriot)”.

Be sure to read all of Dan’s Summer League’s notes on O’Quinn at: (http://nsuspartans.com/index.aspx?path=mbball&&tab=1).

Good looking out Dan.  A job well done!