Sunday, January 24, 2010

Indy's Carrothers commits to Grambling

Independence High quarterback Anthony Carrothers has committed to Grambling State University, his father, Anthony Sr., said.

Grambling, a historically black university in Louisiana, was 7-4 last season. Legendary coach Eddie Robinson won an NCAA Division I record 408 games as Tigers coach from 1941-1997.

Carrothers Sr. said his son considered Western Carolina, Southern University, Georgia Southern, Pembroke and Winston-Salem State.

"We liked the fact that they have four coaches from North Carolina, which I thought was great, and he'll have the opportunity to go and play," Carrothers Sr. said. "He'll battle with a freshman and sophomore and has a great opportunity to compete for the job, and I like the academic piece they have as well, the way they have study hall and a tutoring program set up. When I was down there, I was sort of in awe myself knowing all the history at Grambling. A lot of times it's about a feeling where you want to go, and everything felt right."

Carrothers is a two-time Southwestern 4A offensive player of the year and was a first-team All-Observer football team pick this season. He threw for 4,028 yards and 36 touchdowns this season. His 10,775 passing yards are second in county and state history behind former Patriot Chris Leak. Carrothers is only the second player in county history to have two 4,000-yard seasons.


Anonymous said...

The current coach at Grambling, Rod Broadway, is an Stanly County native and a grad of West Stanly High (where he was a 1972 Shrine Bowl pick) and all-ACC at UNC-Chapel Hill. Best of luck to Carrothers and hope that he will be a big part of Coach Broadway's offense.

Anonymous said...

Best of luck to this young man, just wish he would have gone to Western Carolina to turn around our program.

Anonymous said...

wish him the best,,had a great career at INDY, just didn't win a state, and thats how he will be remembered,,great kid,,best of luck