At 6 foot 8 and 315 pounds, 2025 offensive lineman Carter Stallard is a tough, physical lineman who enjoys imposing his will.
When he got to meet Syracuse offensive line coach Steve Farmer over the weekend, the Christiansburg (VA) High liked what Farmer had to say.
“I learned a lot from Coach Farmer on the types of schemes run by the offense and got a feel for what he looks for in his offensive line,” Stallard said in an interview with The Juice Online. “Old school smash mouth football really appeals to me and I feel like I could fit in well with the Syracuse offense.”
Had a great visit today @CuseFootball can’t wait to return this spring❗️Thank you @DeonMaddoxSU1 @CoachSFarmer @CoachBabersCuse @_coachJM @coach_AWilkens @coachmattherron pic.twitter.com/wNJHFDcACK
— Carter Stallard (@carter_stallard) January 29, 2023
Farmer was one of several coaches he got to meet with during his visit, which included head coach Dino Babers.
“Coach Babers explained a lot about himself and the program and what he expects from his players,” Stallard said. “I really liked his personality.”
The coaching staff also pitched academics to Stallard, who wants to major in health and fitness with a minor in coaching.
“Syracuse has (those majors),” Stallard said. “Huge plus for me. After listening to coach Babers talk about how they help their players succeed in the classroom, I felt a lot better.”
Stallard not only liked the coaches and the school, he had a chance to tour the city and came away impressed with the fans.
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After his visit, he said he felt the love from the community who blew up his social media.
“I had a chance to go out on the town Friday night with my family,” Stallard said. “Everyone we talked with were very nice and down to earth. When they say they ‘bleed orange,’ I believe them.”
As for his recruitment, Stallard received his first offer from FIU last week, the first of many to come. Among the schools showing interest include Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, UNC, NC State, and Marshall.
Christiansburg is in the shadow of the Virginia Tech campus, and Stallard has met with head coach Brent Pry and his staff several times. That said, Stallard added that “Syracuse is definitely on the top of my favorites list.”
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