Busy Week for AU Commitment Kenneth Carter

Greenville High School standout Kenneth Carter discusses an upcoming visit to Auburn and a major award he will receive.

Greenville, Ala.--Kenneth Carter says he is looking forward to his Auburn visit this week and receiving an award next week.

The All-State defensive lineman for Greenville High, a summer commitment to Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers, will be on the Auburn campus this weekend for an official visit.

After that he will head to Birmingham where on Wednesday, Jan. 20th he will be honored as the Class 5A Alabama Lineman of the Year.

"I am looking forward to spending time with the guys who are going to be my teammates next season," Carter says about his official visit. "I am looking forward to getting used to the campus."

Carter, who notes that he "feels real good" about his commitment to the Tigers, says he enjoyed seeing the Tigers wrap up Chizik's first season as head coach at Auburn with an exciting 38-35 overtime victory in the Outback Bowl. "It was a really good game," he says.

Currently playing center on the basketball for Greenville High, he says that he is enjoying the competition in that sport. "The basketball season is going real good,"?he says.

He adds that he is not neglecting his main sport. "I am six feet, five inches tall and weigh 275 now," he points out. "I have to eat and lift weights. It is a daily routine for me."

Carter is shown at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile in the 2009 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game.

His other focus for the rest of his senior year in high school is on taking care of his academics. "I am doing real good with my school work," says Adams, who adds that he is on pace to be an academic qualifier.

Carter, who played both defense and offense in high school, projects as a defensive player at Auburn. He lined up at defensive tackle in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game in Mobile last month and was a key member of the front seven that gave the opposition fits as a dominating performance by the Alabama All-Star team's defense led to a lopsided victory.

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