At 6-foot-9, 245 lbs, Carter is rated 5-stars by Scout.com, the 7th highest rated center in the class. Scout.com's player evaluation reads: Carter isn't going to wow you with his athleticism, but he certainly will with his soft hands, ability to finish and touch around the basket. He emerged as a big name during the spring in between his sophomore and junior seasons. A high major recruit, Carter is one of the better low post prospects in the 2012 class because of his ability to score and overall presence in the paint.
A July verbal from Carter would be somewhat of a surprise. Back on July 22 Carter told Yellowjackets.com, "I'll probably decide during my basketball season or, maybe even late summer. I don't know." He went on to say he had no favorites at that time. Carter has been attracting a lot of big name coaches of late, including North Carolina's Roy Williams and UK's John Calipari.