But that first offer came a couple of weeks ago from Bucknell head coach Joe Susan and was a surprise for Carter and his mother Donna Carter.
"It was really exciting," Jacob said. I wasn't expecting it at all. It was the first time I talked to the head coach and he asked me about myself, and then came out and offered me. I said, ‘can you repeat that for me please?'. My mom screamed when I told her."
Carter is also an accomplished field goal kicker and can kick accurately from 40-plus yards. He's a bull of a runner with the ball and isn't afraid to pick up the tough yards on the ground, but he can throw the ball accurately and with some speed on the ball as well. Coach Susan likes his athleticism and that he's a quality student as well.
"They said they were very impressed with my film," he said of the Bison offer. "They liked my size and my build. They liked that I was big and versatile.
"I think what put them over the edge was when I sent them my transcripts. They hadn't talked to me in a while, then they wanted to see my transcripts. I sent them Monday and as soon as they got the transcripts, they called and offered."
Carter is one of the big time players in North Florida and Scout.com will keep you updated on his recruiting process.