FAU wide receiver Duron Carter gets ready for practice on Monday. (OwlAccess Photo)
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The NCAA wants more information on wide receiver Duron Carter before ruling on whether he can play this season.
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BOCA RATON – The NCAA has asked for more information on wide receiver Duron Carter before deciding if the junior will be able to play this season, a source said Monday - a sign that it is at least giving some consideration for clearing Carter to play in 2012.
The NCAA still has questions, including the reasons for Carter transferring from Alabama to FAU, and has issued a deadline of Friday to have more details on Carter returned to its office.
Its believed the soonest the NCAA would make a ruling after receiving the information would be Monday.
If Carter's request for a waiver is not approved, Carter will only be allowed to practice this season and will not be allowed to play for the Owls until 2013.
As first reported by Owl Access, Carter joined FAU shortly after pre-season training camp began and has been one of the Owls' best receivers in training camp.
Carter came to FAU from Alabama, where he practiced with the Crimson Tide last fall but never took the field for a game. Carter signed with Ohio State out of St. Thomas Aquinas High School and played for the Buckeyes as a true freshman before transferring to Coffeyville (Kansas) Community College for academic reasons.
Almost finished with depth chart: Following Sunday's scrimmage and a shorter-than-usual workout on Monday, FAU coaches planned to meet to finish a preliminary depth chart for the Owls' opener vs. Wagner on Aug. 31.
Even after almost three weeks of practices some positions are still too close to call. FAU coach Carl Pelini said some of the decisions on who should be placed on the first team won't be easy.
“We'll list multiple 'ones' if we have to at this point,” Pelini said. “It's really not until Thursday of this week when we start preparing for Wagner that it needs to be solid.”
Blunt assessment: After watching film of Sunday's scrimmage, Pelini did not sound impressed.
“We have a lot of work to do,” Pelini said. “There is a lot of mental stuff we have to get cleaned up. In the live work, they seemed to regress in certain areas. There were some good things, but it was up and down. Better communication is needed.”