Big Game Week for Defensive Line Prospect

With the state playoffs growing closer, a talented, in-state football prospect discusses his senior season and a showdown game coming up this week.

Greenville, Ala.--It's a big game week for Auburn football verbal commitment and his Greenville High School Tigers.

This Friday night Kenneth Carter is scheduled for double-duty in a battle of Class 5A ranked teams as 6-1 Demopolis visits Tigers Stadium to face Greenville.

"We are still unbeaten and this is a big game for us this week," says Carter, a six-foot-five, 270-pound defensive lineman. "I have been playing some guard on offense and I expect to play a lot on offense this week," he says. "Demopolis has a good team."

Greenville is ranked No. 4 this week in the Class 5A while Demopolis is No. 6.

"Everything is going good this season," the senior says. "Last week I got an interception and ran it back for a touchdown. I picked off a screen pass and ran it back about 40 yards. That was the first time I have done that."

More known for his strong play at defensive tackle and end than intercepting passes, Carter says he feels good about the way he is playing and how the team is performing. "I am not sure how many sacks I have, but I know I have more than I had last year when I had six," he says. "I think I have eight."

Carter says this year's Greenville team is a good one. "We are executing well on offense and on defense we are really running to the ball," he says. "We are doing the little things on defense and everything counts."

Considered one of the top prospects in the state for the 2010 signee class, Carter chose Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers on July 27th picking Auburn over Alabama, LSU, Kentucky, Ole Miss and others.

"I still feel good about my commitment to Auburn," Carter says. "I went up there to the West Virginia game. I am going to come back for another game, but I don't know which one yet. I have to get that set up."

Carter has talked about possibly visiting Ole Miss or LSU and says he still may do that. Asked if Auburn fans should be concerned about him not sticking with his commitment, he says, "Not really."


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