2023 Wide Receiver Carnell Tate from IMG Academy

2023 Wide Receiver Carnell Tate from IMG Academy


The Carnell Tate saga is about to come to an end. The four-star wide receiver has whittled down his list of scholarship offers to four schools (LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Tennessee) and is nearing a decision on where he'll play college ball.

Tate from IMG Academy Bradenton Florida. A tall receiver at 6'2", 185 lbs., with long arms and big hands. He Creates separation, body control, has experience playing inside and outside. Tate has a big frame and long strides that allow him to stretch the field vertically. He has elite speed with excellent quickness and body control. Tate will run by defenders on deep routes but also shows the ability to make tough catches down the sideline in traffic. Tate will be an immediate impact player at the next level.

Tate (twitter) said he’s looking for a school that offers great coaching, something that Ohio State has because of the new offensive system being installed by Ryan Day. That sounded like music to Tate’s ears after hearing about how well Wilson, Olave and Williams were coached during their time in Columbus.

Who's Recruiting Tate

For Ohio State, Brian Hartline is the primary recruiter. Notre Dame has Tommy Rees and Del Alexander recruiting Tate. Alabama's recruiter is Holmon Wiggins. Tennessee has Kodi Burns and Alex Golesh. While Georgia's primary is Cortez Hankton.

Offers and Favorites

Tate has over 36 offers with Tennessee, LSU, Notre Dame and Ohio State leading at the beginning of June. Tate said he feels as though he could step in and contribute at Ohio State if he were to commit there.

Carnell Tate Visits

On April 8th, Tate visited Tennessee. April 22nd he visited LSU. He visited Ohio State on April 2nd, 2022. He saw Notre Dame on March 15th, 2022. And he was at Georgia on March 26th, 2022. The South Florida Express is expected to be in Columbus for Ohio State’s 7-on-7 tournament on June 16. Could he commit in the days before the unofficial visit? We’ll have to wait and see.


Tate is considered the 6th best wide receiver in the country, 39th best overall nationally, and 10th best recruit in the State of Florida for 2023.

Crystal Ball Predictions

Tom Loy predicted with medium confidence Ohio State. Steve Wiltfong has medium confidence of Ohio State. Mike Singer liked Notre Dame in May of 2021. Carson MacRae, EJ Holland, Sam Spiegelman, Woody Wommack, Geoffrey Ketchum, Mike Farrell, and Kevin Noon like Ohio State. And Kyle Kelly recently went with Tennessee.

Bowl Invitations

Tate is on the All American Bowl Roster for 2023.


In 2019, he had 444 yards on 28 catches and 5 touchdowns.

Interview with five-star WR Carnell Tate

Carnell Tate Commits to Ohio State

On June 20th 2022, Florida wide receiver Carnell Tate announced his commitment to Ohio State. Brian Hartline played a big role in the Buckeye's beating about Tennessee and others. Tate believes in the OSU coaching staff's ability to develop receivers and get them to the NFL as was demonstrated many times in the recent NFL drafts. Tate has had a really good relationship with the coaches since his sophomore year.

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