Nation Ford quarterback Carson Black has finally got a big decision off his chest before the start of his senior season.
Black recently verbally committed to the University of Memphis to play college football freeing himself up to concentrate on what he hopes will be a big senior season for him and the Falcons.
“Going on the official (visit) and talking with the coaches, it feels like family and not just business,” he said. “I feel comfortable there. I feel like I can be me.”
Being Carson Black in high school means putting up big numbers, despite playing the majority of his junior season with a broken wrist. In 15 games for Nation Ford over the past two seasons, one of which was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, Black has thrown for nearly 4,500 yards and 48 touchdowns. He has also rushed for four touchdowns as well. His QB rating in those 15 games is 103.1.
At 6’3” 190 pounds, Black has the height to be able to make things happen on the gridiron. He is confident that will translate at the Division I level.
“There is a chance if I come in and start competing, you never know,” he said. “I just want to compete.”
Black had nearly a dozen offers from high profile schools such as North Carolina, Virginia Tech, South Carolina and Cincinnati, but said his final choices came down to two smaller schools in James Madison and Memphis. Black plans on majoring in business.
Making his final choice for college was important to him before his senior season started, he said.
“I will be graduating in December and will be up there in January, so I wanted to get it over with,” he said. “I enjoyed being in Memphis. They are doing great stuff there.”
Black said knowing this is his last semester in high school, he is trying to focus on winning and having the best senior season he can have.
“I got a lot of young guys, so I am trying to win this year,” he said.
Nation Ford opens the 2022 season Aug. 19 against Indian Land at home.
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