Stanford commit Alex Carter (Ashburn, Va.) is an incredible athlete. David Shaw said the 6-foot DB/WR could physically play five positions, but Stanford will groom him as a lockdown corner. It will come as no surprise that Carter, one of several members of the Cardinal's 2012 Class with a father who played in the NFL, is an impressive kid off the field, too.
Carter's speech at yesterday's Washington Post All-Met luncheon left quite the impression on WaPo staff writer James Wagner:
Still thinking about the speech Briar Woods ftbll player Alex Carter (Stanford signee) gave at today's All-Met banquet. So mature & moving.— James Wagner (@JamesWagnerWP) June 5, 2012
@ddamarketing Thoughtful, honest speech about life, faith & how he wanted to help others. He held it together so well esp. about his sister.— James Wagner (@JamesWagnerWP) June 5, 2012
Alex's sister, Cameron, suffered from Type I diabetes and died in her sleep on Feb. 20. I haven't found any video of Carter's speech online, but it sounds like something that no one in attendance at yesterday's luncheon will soon forget. I'm glad to have him as part of the Stanford family.