Carter Working From His Timetable

Scott County High is home to one of the top ranked unsigned big men in America. However, until the Kentucky state championship is decided, don't expect much recruiting news from Jared Carter.

Scott County High senior Jared Carter, a 7-foot-1 center, holds the distinction of being the highest-rated center available in the country. The prospect has made some impressive strides since the summer.

"I guess I'm getting stronger with the ball inside," Carter said of his improvement. "Throughout the preseason and in the summer I worked hard at getting ball strong inside and making moves under the basket."

The result of his handiwork was an early offer and subsequent official visit to Boston College. The Eagles remain strong with him but they aren't the only high-major to offer. Florida State, South Florida and Clemson have offered while Cincinnati is still chasing him.

Illinois, Georgia Tech, Colorado, Tennessee and Kentucky have shown varying degrees of interest and North Carolina traveled to Kentucky to lay a set of eyes on him a few weeks back.

Sometimes, with in-state Kentucky prospects, the prevailing thought is that if the Wildcats offer that's where the player ends up. That could happen with Carter, who admits that he would strongly consider UK if it offer, but says the ‘Cats haven't stepped up their pursuit.

"They really haven't offered me anything yet," Carter said. "They watch my games but I don't know. They tell me they're going to evaluate me but I don't know if they're looking for a power forward or center."

Meanwhile, Carter is focused cutting down the nets. Only after the season will he consider his visitation options. "I've got to set them up but I don't know who I'll visit."

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