A massive 6-5, 265-pounder with good speed and the ability to play a number of different positions on the next level, Carter took a trip to Auburn on Wednesday to check out the campus and get a feel for the coaching staff. He says after seeing everything the Tigers are definitely in the picture.
"It went really well," Carter tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I was very impressed with it. I like the Heisman Room. I might be considering coming to Auburn. They are in my top three schools. I really like Alabama, Auburn and Ole Miss.
Currently holding offers from the Tigers, the Crimson Tide and the Rebels in addition to Southern Miss and Clemson, Carter says one of the things that has Auburn moving up his list is having the chance to meet with and get a feel for the new coaching staff assembled by Gene Chizik.
"I like all of them," Carter says. "Coach Tracy Rocker is a real good coach. I really think I could play for him. I'm not sure right now. He's a real cool and humble guy. I like coach Gene Chizik. He's a good coach. I like how the coaching staff is treating me so far.
"I think he would be a really good coach," Carter adds of Rocker. "I would like to play for a Vince Lombardi Award winner and an All-American. I really liked that."
In addition to talking with the coaching staff, Carter also had the chance to watch practice along with Greenville coach Ben Blackmon and some of his staff. He says he liked the way the Tigers practiced at Wednesday evening's session that included some scrimmage situations.
"They really got after it," Carter says. "I really liked how the practice went."
With a personal-best 40-yard dash time of 4.84 seconds, Carter has played defensive end, defensive tackle and even some noseguard for Greenville in his two seasons on varsity. As a junior he finished the year with 60 tackles and six sacks.