Burnoski also told The Territory that the decision could come within the next few weeks.
Carter doesn't have nearly the stats that he had during his junior season. As a junior, he recorded nine interceptions.
"Teams are getting smart and they aren't throwing Tony's direction," Burnoski said.
In addition to Carter, the Florida State coaching staff has their attention on another Mandarin Mustang standout.
"Coach Mickey Andrews was over for a game two weeks ago," Burnoski said. "He liked what he saw out of Pat Carter and he wants me to send him some video."
Carter, a 5-foot-10 and 190 pound wide receiver with 4.4 speed, is spending his first full season with Mandarin after transferring this past year from Jacksonville University Christian high school.
"I wasn't expecting him to be this good," the head coach said. "He reminds me of Brian Dennison (Last year's star running back that signed with NC State) but he's more of a game-breaker."
This season as a senior, Carter has had several games where he has rushed/received the ball for over 100 yards. He has also returned three kickoffs and one punt for scores. Through six games, he has a total of 10 touchdowns.
"He loves Florida State," Coach Burnoski said.
Carter is track to fully qualify academically with a 3.0 grade point average.