An All-Star Experience for AU Commitment

Defensive lineman Kenneth Carter from Greenville High discusses his all-star experience.

Greenville, Ala.--No interior defensive lineman was more impressive during Alabama-Mississippi All-Star week practices than Auburn verbal commitment Kenneth Carter.

The 6-5, 270-pounder from Greenville High School was one of the reasons why the Alabama All-Stars took a 21-13 victory at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The Mississippi team ran the football 29 times in the game and finished the contest with negative six rushing yards.

When the final whistle blew, Carter and his defensive teammates had held the Mississippi All-Stars to an average of 0.8 yards per play in the all-star game.

"I think I played pretty good out there, but not as well I expected to play and probably not as well as I should have played," says Carter, who was named the Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 5A Lineman of the Year.

During the week nobody on the Alabama team could block him in one-on-one drills. He was able to make plays in the game, but not as many as fellow Auburn commitments LaDarius Owens and Craig Sanders made from the flanks from defensive end.

However, all things considered, Carter was pleased with the week-long experience in Mobile. "It was fun hanging out with the players and getting to know them. Also, I got a lot of bonding time with my boys (Owens, Sanders and Auburn commitment Jawara White). We had a good time."

Kenneth Carter was an early verbal commitment to Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers.

Carter says his focus will now turn to taking care of his academics and playing basketball at Greenville High School. "I am doing well with my grades," he says. "I am going to qualify."

Carter adds that he is pleased to be able to represent his small south central Alabama hometown in a contest that was televised nationally. "It is a big honor for me to come to the game, especially being from Greenville," he says, noting he was proud to represent his school and town.


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