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This local 2019 standout has decommitted from Oklahoma

Cornerback Jeffery Carter, in action for Aledo in 2016, has transferred to Mansfield Legacy for his senior year and will help lead the Broncos into an Oct. 12 showdown with Highland Park this season.
Cornerback Jeffery Carter, in action for Aledo in 2016, has transferred to Mansfield Legacy for his senior year and will help lead the Broncos into an Oct. 12 showdown with Highland Park this season. Special to the Star-Telegram

Jeffery Carter, one of the state’s top 2019 prospects, will be looking elsewhere to spend his four years playing college football.

The Aledo junior cornerback/receiver decommitted from Oklahoma on Thursday. Carter said he’ll still consider the Sooners.

In a tweet, Carter thanked coach Lincoln Riley and his staff.

“Oklahoma is an amazing place and has a great football program,” he said.

Carter holds 10 offers, including nine from a Power Five school like Texas, Texas, Tech Baylor, Georgia, and Oklahoma State.

In the fall, Carter recorded 28 tackles, two interceptions and three pass deflections. He also had 232 yards receiving and a touchdown. He made a season-high eight tackles in Aledo’s loss during the Class 5A Division II state title game vs. College Station.

According to 247Sports.com, Carter is ranked as the No. 209 player in the country, the No. 19 athlete and 26th-best prospect in Texas.

The Longhorns are the favorite to land Carter at 67 percent, per 247.

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