During his tenure in Corvallis, head coach Jay John has shown the ability to go sign kids out of his area.
"It was a long time coming," Carter's AAU coach Greg Moulden said. "He just went with what he thought was the best decision. He didn't mind going away from home. I told a lot of people that in the beginning.
"Sometimes North Carolina guys think North Carolina guys are always going to stay home. We don't mind sending our kids anywhere."
Carter, a physical specimen, transferred to Laurinburg Prep his senior season.
"He's on his visit now. He just finished it now. They started recruiting him during the Genesis One Tournament down in Mississippi. They had been trying to get him to come out for a while. They stayed with him a long time and it panned out for him."
"The kid was comfortable with the staff, his future and the situation. It's up to him now."