School: Gaithersburg (Md.) High
Pos.: Defensive end
Weight: 230 pounds
Regional Ranking: 6
Recruiting Update: Carter visited Michigan Monday and will be at Michigan State on Tuesday. He holds offers from both as well as Nebraska, North Carolina State, Penn State, Pittsburgh and West Virginia.
Quarterback? Defensive end? Tight end? Outside linebacker?
Carter may not be a household name yet but he is well on his way as he rates No. 6 in the region in the initial 2015 rankings because of his combination of size, athleticism and the motor with which he plays.
“I still have to work hard,” Carter said. “My goal is to be at No. 1 on the list.”
Schools are looking at Carter for a number of positions, but there is a common theme he continues to hear from coaches.
“They like my ability to move around and I’m athletic enough to play anywhere on the field,” Carter said. “I don’t really mind where I play as long as I’m on the field and can help my team.”
However, one thing Carter likes is getting into the backfield. When asked what he likes most about the defensive end position, which is his projected spot, he didn’t hesitate.
“Hitting the quarterback and getting a sack,” he said.
In fact, Carter hopes to do it more this season than any previous Gaithersburg player in a season.
“I want to have as many as I can have,” Carter said. “The record for our school is 23 or 24, so I want to beat the record, but at the same time I want to get as many as I can get. I’m going to be going hard every time I get the chance to go on a pass rush. I’m really, really hungry.”
Scouting Report: Carter is dynamic and although he possesses a big arm and brings athleticism to the quarterback position, it is his ability to wreak havoc on the defensive side that has schools salivating. Carter gets up the field in a hurry, changes direction well and he covers ground. His length is also a big asset in getting offensive linemen off of him, and also being able to make tackles.