"I just wanted to go out there and compete," Carter said. "That's the best competition so I wanted to go out and be a part of it."
Carter, whose team won the tournament championship, is quickly becoming one of the state's most heavily recruited defensive back prospects. He has offers from all over, including one from each of his top three choices.
"Florida, I got a good connection with the coaches. Florida State, I like them because my grandma and my uncle graduated from there so I know about the school and stuff. UM, they just show me lots of love."
Carter took an unofficial visit to Miami recently and talked more about that.
"I went to UM Junior Day, that's been it for visits," he said. "They're talking real good, showing me lots of love."
Carter sees a bright future at Miami under coach Al Golden.
"This year, they had a real good recruiting year. They're gonna do some things. It'll be a great defense if I go. It'll be just like when Ed Reed and all them were there."
So what will the talented safety, who has close to 20 offers, be looking for in a school?
"Playing time and a good education," he said.