Speedster Schedules Weekend On the Plains

News on a football prospect scheduled to visit Auburn is featured.

Monroe, La.--With sub 4.5 speed in the 40, versatile Lewis Carter is a player who Auburn coaches have been recruiting for a long time.

This weekend the 6-1, 180-pounder is expected to make a return trip to Auburn where a football scholarship offer could be waiting. On his last visit to the Plains, he joined several hundred other prospects at a talent-laden football camp where he stood out as one of the best players in the group.

"It was exciting when I came there to camp last summer," Carter says of his trip to Auburn after his junior season. "It was a good trip. I am looking forward to this one."

Although he played tailback as a senior at Richwood High School, there is a good chance that he could end up at another position in college. If he plays offense, wide receiver is a possibility. If he goes to defense, cornerback would probably be where he gets his first look. He saw action at cornerback this past season.

Wherever he plays, Richwood coach Greg Williams says that some college is going to be signing a really impressive player. "He had a great season for us and in my opinion, he is as good as any back in the state of Louisiana."

Carrying the ball 167 times for 1,248 yards and 19 touchdowns while catching 10 passes, Carter was the key man in Richwood's Wing-T offense that helped produce an 8-3 record in the first year of competition for the new school.

Williams says that Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss, Mississippi State, Arkansas and Grambling are among the colleges recruiting his star player. "I was at Southern Miss last week," Carter says. "Before that, I took an official visit to Louisiana Tech.

"Colleges are recruiting me to play running back, receiver and defensive back in college," he adds. "I am not sure where I will play in college."

Tiger Ticket Extra: In one game against Caldwell High, Carter had a night to remember. He carried the ball 10 times for 226 yards and scored four touchdowns. He scored on runs of 33, 60 and 40 yards and on a 15-yard reception...He plans to run track this spring and his coach predicts that the senior will have a good chance to win the state 100-meter title."...If Carter is leaning to a particular school, he does a good job of hiding. "I don't have a favorite yet," he says.

Tim Duckworth should be announcing his choice soon.

More Tiger Ticket Extra: You can bet that Tommy Tuberville and Mississippi State head coach Jackie Sherrill didn't do lunch on Wednesday when they ran into each other on the recruiting trail in Taylorsville, Miss. Both made at-school and at-home visits to see 6-4, 295-pound Tim Duckworth, who earned All-State honors as a defensive lineman last season. Former in-state rivals at Ole Miss and MSU, the two didn't like each other then and don't get along now. Duckworth visited Mississippi State last weekend and has also visited Auburn, Southern Miss and Ole Miss. He has no trips planned this weekend and is expected to make a decision soon.

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