La. CB has Pelini's attention

LSU lost one cornerback from the 2006 class when Perrish Cox opted to sign with Oklahoma State instead of the Tigers.

Bo Pellini will be looking for a few good cover guys in 2007 and one who had the defensive coordinator's fullest attention at junior day was West Monroe cornerback Terry Carter (5-11, 170, 4.4).

Carter was a first team all-state selection last season when he recorded 57 tackles and picked off three passes from his free safety spot. He started at corner as a sophomore for the Rebels and will move back to that position for his senior year to show college coaches he has the skills to play there on the next level.

Thus far, Carter has not picked up any offers but along with the Tigers he has garnered interest from the likes of Ole Miss, Arkansas, Auburn, Tennessee, Kansas State, Vanderbilt and others.

Carter said he and Pellini spent a good part of the day together when he traveled down to Baton Rouge last weekend and he got a pretty strong vibe from the Tigers' DC.

"He told me they were very interested and that he would like for me to go to LSU," Carter told Tiger Rag. "He said they will be watching me to see how I play this year. He told me they will offer but he has to see how I make the move from free safety back to corner."

Pellini got a good look at Carter's speed in the Class 5A State Championship Game but he reportedly wants to see how he fares in man-to-man coverage.

"He knows that I have good speed and that I can cover but he wants to see some tapes from my sophomore year," said Carter, who has a personal best of 10.3 seconds in the 100-meters. "I'm going to go to one of their camps this summer to show them what I can do and I think after that he will go ahead and offer. I think a lot of schools are going to offer once they see me play cornerback."

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