Insider: Carter picks up first offer; King named Army All-American Bowl coach
In Lobo Insider
Nov. 30, 2017 at 12:14 p.m.
Updated Nov. 30, 2017 at 12:14 p.m.
It was just a matter of time before A'Darius Carter earned his first collegiate opportunity on the football field.
Howard Payne University became the first school to do that on Thursday.
Carter, a versatile weapon for the Lobos this season, announced the offer on Twitter on Thursday morning after the Yellow Jackets paid a visit to Lobo Stadium on Wednesday.
The 6-4, 210-pound athlete has a team-high 17 touchdowns this season for the Lobos, who take on Klein Collins in the third round of the postseason at 2 p.m. Saturday at Baylor's McLane Stadium in Waco.
After making the move to wide receiver early in the season, Carter has 23 catches for 490 yards and five touchdowns, including a team-high 80-yard catch-and-run score.
That move hasn't kept Carter out of the backfield either. Carter has been used in a QB package throughout the season for the Lobos and has 148 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns.
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Longview head coach John King will represent the Lone Star State as an assistant coach during the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game on January 6, 2018 in San Antonio.
The coaches for the game were released Thursday.
King, who picked up his 150th win as the Lobo head coach against Dallas Jesuit, is one of 18 coaches from across the country to coach in the annual bowl game. King will serve as an assistant coach on the West squad. He is one of two coaches from Texas, joining San Antonio MacArthur's Ben Cook.
Marshall's Chasen Hines, an LSU commit, Carthage's Keaontay Ingram and Arp's Demarvion Overshown, both Texas commits, and Kilgore's Jonathan Shepherd, an Oklahoma State pledge, are the East Texas players among the 400 nominations for the annual game.