Two lead for Carter

Three-star all-purpose standout Montrel Carter has two college programs at the top of his list. Find out which schools are most likely to sign the elusive senior.

"Memphis and the UL Ragin Cajuns are my two favorites," said Cecilia HS senior Montrel Carter, who regularly rendered the opposition helpless this fall with his 4.39 speed. "I don't have a favorite out of those two right now."

Carter, who did a little -- no, make that a lot -- of everything for the Class 4A Bulldogs, was named Offensive MVP of his district, as well as first-team All-Acadiana and honorable-mention all-state.

For the season, the three-star prospect scored 17 TDs, rang up 1,500 rushing yards, caught 17 passes for 280 yards, accumulated approximately 500 return yards, and threw for 200 more. Carter played mostly RB and QB, although he's projected by most college programs as a WR on the next level.

Earlier this month, Carter took an official visit to Memphis.

"I like the academics there," he said. "They assign you a personal tutor who makes sure that you get your assignments and work done, and they're re-doing some of their facilities, such as the weight room.

"They told me that I won't have a set position coming in; that I'll play special teams at first and that I can do a lot of things for them. They usually go four wide, and I'd be competing for a starting job at slot receiver with a walk-on."

If Carter commits to Memphis, he'll join a trio of Louisiana outside receivers - Ryan Byrd, Derek Howard, and Jermaine Johnson - who have already pledged to suit up for head coach Larry Porter.

What does Carter think of the direction that UL is taking?

"Their new coach (Mark Hudspeth) called me the day after he was hired," recalled Carter. "He told me that he had watched my highlight tape, and that I'm the number one athlete on their recruiting board.

"He told me about how they're going to run the spread with a wide-open offense, and how I can make a big impact there."

Carter said he also plans on taking an official visit to Northwestern State, and that he hasn't recently heard from either Tulsa or Tulane (both of which had previously offered).

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