Syracuse Football: 4-star WR target from Va. is a top-25 national prospect

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As recruiting services have published their initial 2026 national rankings of late, four-star athlete Dyzier Carter from Virginia, who holds a Syracuse football offer, has found himself highly placed in their inaugural ratings.

The 6-foot, 185-pound Carter, a wide receiver/safety at the Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Va., picked up a scholarship offer from the Orange coaching staff on October 29, 2022, according to his X page.

While his recruiting process likely has a way to go, his early offer sheet, besides Syracuse football, also includes Penn State, Cincinnati, Maryland, Miami, James Madison, Rutgers, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech, UNLV and South Carolina.

If you’d like to check out some of Carter’s performances as a sophomore at Woodberry during the current 2023 season, I’d recommend taking a look at the MaxPreps Web site.

Syracuse football offered 2026 four-star athlete Dyzier Carter early on in his recruitment.

Carter spent his freshman term at Louisa County High School in Mineral, Va., and he put together a strong campaign. Per 247Sports, as a freshman, he hauled in 46 passes for 1,043 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Additionally, Carter rushed 18 times for 222 yards and five touchdowns. Finally, on the defensive side, he tallied six interceptions and scored three touchdowns in the return game. Mighty impressive. Under his bio on the 247Sports Web site, it is noted that Carter also has played basketball and run track in high school.

When 247Sports put out its initial 2026 national rankings not too long ago, Carter checked in as four stars, No. 24 overall, No. 4 at wide receiver and No. 3 in Virginia. He’s also four stars, according to both On3 and

At the time that I wrote this story, the industry-generated On3 Industry Ranking placed Carter as four stars, No. 62 nationwide, No. 10 at wide receiver and No. 4 in Virginia within the sophomore class.

This past Friday, published a piece where it noted various high-school players, including Carter, who were previously unranked but had been bumped up to four stars by that recruiting service.

"In that article, national analyst Adam Friedman wrote in part, “Carter isn’t a prospect who will overwhelm defenses with his size, but his speed, quickness and explosiveness give him the edge against almost any defensive back who lines up across from him. He’s a crisp route runner who shows high-end start-and-stop abilities, which help him shake off even the most physical defensive back. Carter can take the top off of defenses and does a good job giving quarterbacks easy throws down the field.”"

I imagine that Carter will continue to see big-time offers roll in for him. The ‘Cuse will face stiff competition to prevail here, and I’ll track Carter’s recruitment moving forward.

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