Carter still hearing from LSU

The Tigers are looking for a quarterback for the 2010 class, and Sam Carter has Louisiana ties. Of course, the New Orleans-native turned Sharpstown-Houston standout said that the Bayou Bengals are still on his mind heading into the summer.

Southpaw quarterback Sam Carter might have left Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina, but the feeling of home never left the junior's mind.

"I was actually down in New Orleans over my spring break last week," he said. "I got to hang out with a lot of my family, so it was a good time. Things definitely feel comfortable for me when I am back in Louisiana."

With summer on the horizon, the six-foot, 210-pound Carter, who's 4.6 speed tags him with a dual threat label, said that his recruitment is better than ever.

"Things have been heating up for me since the end of my season," he said. "Purdue is about to offer, and they have been the latest team to be really hot on me.

"Missouri, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, TCU, Houston, Rice and Baylor have all offered me already, so it feels pretty good."

As for plans to visit schools before fall, Carter said that a trip to Baton Rouge is certainly in the cards.

"I have still been getting letters from the LSU coaching staff telling me that they are interested and want me to come by this summer for camp, so I am definitely going to do that" he said.

"LSU is a big team for me, mainly because of what they have been able to do over the past few seasons. I did not grow up a big fan, so I only recently started watching them play. I like their style, so it would be a good fit. LSU is a school that I will never deny if they show interest."

Of course, playing football and having the Tigers on his wish list holds a special place at Sharpstown.

"The connection between people at school and LSU is big because of Joe Addai," Carter said. "After Joe went to LSU and I came here I started really paying attention to what [LSU] had going on, and I like everything I see."

This past season the junior completed on 131-of-287 yards passing for 1,759 yards and 19 touchdowns.

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