That's where I felt I was going to be the most successful, and where I thought I was going to be the most comfortable at, said Carter when explaining his thought process behind committing to the Terps.
Carter has yet to visit Byrd Stadium to see a Maryland game this year, but the Terps' coaching staff has invited him to every home game, and he plans on seeing one live before the end of the season.
Maryland Offensive Coordinator Mike Locksley has been recruiting the DC standout. Maryland looks to build a deep 2013 recruiting class in the linebacker position to accommodate for the loss of Demetrius Hartsfield and Darin Drakeford next season. Carter is one of four linebackers who have already committed to the Terps so far in the 2013 class, accompanied by Jalen Brooks, Derrick Hayward and high school teammate Cavon Walker.
Carter also plays on the offensive side of the ball as a running back, but he is happy that Maryland plans to deploy him as a linebacker.
It's just natural to me, Carter said. I've been playing linebacker for so long - since I started playing football.
At 6 feet 2 inches and 220 pounds, Carter says that his best attributes for his position are his instincts and his speed when getting to the ball.
The Terps could have a strong representation from Friendship Collegiate Academy over the next few years. Carter is trying to persuade cornerback Jalen Tabor and running back Jonathan Haden of the 2014 class to make the move to Maryland.
Friendship Collegiate Academy 2013 prospects Walker and Derwin Gray are also committed to Maryland.