Coach Says Auburn Getting A "Great Player"

Greenville Coach Ben Blackmon talks about Auburn's newest commitment Kenneth Carter.

Greenville, Ala.--A part of an Opelika coaching staff that sent talented defensive linemen such as Tommy Jackson, Tez Doolittle and Zach Clayton to Auburn as well as Jacques McKissic to Clemson, Greenville Head Coach Ben Blackmon has seen his share of talented players on the defensive front. Knowing what an SEC level player looks like, Blackmon says Auburn fans should be very happy with the commitment of Kenneth Carter on Monday.

"I think they are definitely getting a hard worker and someone that is committed to the game of football," Blackmon tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "If you see him in the weight room and how hard he works it corresponds to how hard he works on the field. They are getting a kid that can really make changes in a game.

"I see all these stars on recruiting sites and he's listed as a three-star, in my opinion he's way higher than that. We're excited that he's a part of our team right now and we're excited about Auburn too. They are getting a great player in Kenneth Carter."

Physical defensive tackles are always a hot commodity and Carter is no exception. Already a big kid, Blackmon says he's got the potential to be a major force down the road.

"He's 6-5, 280 right now and could definitely carry 15 or 20 more pounds and be playing on the next level after Auburn University," Blackmon says. "He's got that kind of potential. He's real quick off the ball and he works on his fundamentals to make him a better player."

Lots of times you can tell what kind of player a school is getting when you look at the ways he helps his high school team. Playing a number of different positions for Greenville, Carter is an unselfish player for the Tigers and Blackmon says that's one of the things that makes him a special talent.

"We have played Kenneth at noseguard, defensive tackle, defensive end and we have played him on offense," Blackmon says. "You'll actually see Kenneth lined up in the backfield in our short yardage formation this year. When we need a yard we're going to put him in the game, but primarily he's a defensive player. He's on special teams. He's real unselfish. He'll do anything to make the program better."

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