Over the last two seasons, no receiver in the AA Dulles District has more receptions, yards or touchdowns than Park View senior Ryan McCarter. And despite a rocky run for the Patriots over that period, McCarter’s playmaking ability did not go unnoticed.

The 6-2, 160-pound receiver and defensive back has verbally committed to play football at Liberty University next fall.

McCarter posted career highs in receptions (65) and receiving yards (937) this fall, establishing a rapport with senior quarterback Alec Dombkowski. He scored three touchdowns and piled up a school record 229 yards in a critical Week 9 win against Loudoun Valley that helped push the Patriots into the Region II Division 4 playoffs.

McCarter caught two more touchdown passes and had eight receptions for 154 yards in a first-round loss to defending state champions Briar Woods last Friday.

Liberty competes in the Big South Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision. The Flames are 5-0 in their conference so far this season and 7-3 overall.