Fort Lauderdale, Fla.--Rated as the nation's number 22 defensive end prospect by Scout.com, Dillard High product Antoine Carter had plenty of schools to choose from but in the end it was Auburn that rose to the top as the 6-3 1/2, 235-pounder signed with the Tigers at a ceremony Wednesday morning at his high school.
One of the top pass rushers in Florida, Carter is a player that has tremendous upside and is likely to play at better than 250 pounds on the college level. Having just turned 17 years old Carter's best football is ahead of him and for that reason he was one of the more heavily recruited defensive ends in Florida this year.
Carter is a player that could easily play at 250 or even bigger at Auburn.
As a senior Carter earned All-Region and All-State honors for the Panthers after making 76 tackles and adding eight sacks. Those numbers came playing against top competition in the ultra-competitive big school league in the Fort Lauderdale and Miami area. As a junior Carter played for Bay Point, a small private school, and made 65 tackles and an incredible 25 sacks.
With dozens of offers from around the country Carter had his choice of several of the top programs but narrowed his list down to Auburn, Florida State and Ole Miss before signing with the Tigers. He also considered North Carolina and West Virginia.