By Joe Henricksen
The recruitment of Proviso East's standout guard, Keith Carter, is back open. The 6-0 senior, who was a part of the flurry of commitments Loyola and coach Porter Moser received in August, has opened up his recruitment.
"We rushed the process a little bit," said Keith Carter's father, Keith Carter, Sr. "I think I rushed the process. I wanted to get the pressure off of him, let him relax and just play basketball. But he has no problem with the process. Now we just want what is best for him."
And Loyola still may be the best spot for Carter, according to his dad, who says no visits are currenty set up for any other school.
"Keith still likes Loyola a lot," says Keith Carter, Sr. "He still has Loyola at the top. We want to take that official visit, be more comfortable with the decision."
Carter will be a four-year starter at Proviso East, where the Pirates are expected to be among the top five teams in the state of Illinois this coming season. Carter led Proviso East to a 22-win season a year ago.
Loyola received a commitment from junior guard Quenten Payne of St. Charles North, one of the top prospects in the Class of 2013. That followed up the Carter commitment, along with earlier commitments from seniors Darrell Combs, a guard from Thornwood, and 6-8 Nick Osborne of Muncie, Ind., and 6-7 Matt O'Leary of Terre Haute, Ind.