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FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Eastside's Taylor Carter commits to West Virginia State
Taylor Carter
Eastside's Taylor Carter led Newton County in rushing for the Region 4-AAAA champion Eagles. . -photo by Anthony Banks

COVINGTON, Ga. — Taylor Carter’s recruiting journey is over. 

The Eastside senior running back let Twitter know Tuesday night that he would be spending his next four years at West Virginia State.

Despite Carter turning in a stellar senior campaign for the Region 4-AAAA champion Eagles wherein he rushed for over 1,000 yards and had 31 catches and 307 receiving yards and 19 total touchdowns, most of Carter’s major recruiting attention started to come within the last month and a half. 

Beyond just his exploits on the football field, the 5-foot-9, 180-pound back was regularly lauded by coaches and teammates for his toughness, grit and leadership to his teammates. 

West Virginia State is an historically black public university located in the Charleston, West Virginia metro area. The Yellow Jackets are a NCAA Division II school that competes in the Mountain East Conference. 

Check back with for more on Carter’s commitment.