A former Penn State defensive lineman didn’t have to look too far to find a new program — rival Pitt.
Kamonte Carter, who was kicked off the Nittany Lions team last April, announced on Twitter on Sunday that he has committed to the Panthers. Carter spent last season at East Mississippi Community College.
The Nittany Lions booted Carter from the team at the end of April last year because of a violation of team rules. Here is Carter’s tweet:
“Firstly I would like to thank everyone who has been there for me over this past year…next I would like to thank all the haters…it’s been a good learning experience for both me and my family,” Carter shared on Twitter. “With this being said I’m proud to say I am officially committed to playing football for the next few years at the University of Pittsburgh.”
Ex-Penn State DL Kamonte Carter going to Pitt:
— ★$☆ KAM CARTER ☆ $★ (@PipeUpKAM5) January 22, 2017
Carter, from Gaithersburg, Md., is a 6-foot-4, 305-pound defensive tackle. He had 36 total tackles with 6.5 tackles for loss and 2 sacks this past season for EMCC. The program was featured in the Netflix documentary “Last Chance U.”
As reported by Dustin Hockensmith of PennLive.com, Carter gained almost 80 pounds at Penn State as he moved from defensive end to defensive tackle. He was part of the 2015 recruiting class and redshirted at Penn State as a freshman.
Carter and Pitt are scheduled to play at Penn State on Sept. 9 this season.