Andre Carter has considered himself a Michigan State fan dating back to his days of playing little league football and now that he is playing at the high school level, the 2018 3-star defensive end out of Detroit Cass Tech high school has heard plenty from the Spartans on the recruiting trail.
Carter, who committed to Western Michigan back in mid-April holds offers from Purdue, Boston College, Iowa State, Cincinnati and a number of other schools and while several other schools have shown strong interest, including Michigan State.
Spartan Nation recently caught up with Carter and he said that he’s spent plenty of time talking with Michigan State’s coaching staff over the past couple of years and has developed strong relationships with quarterbacks coach Brad Salem and defensive tackles coach Ron Burton and added he hopes to develop a relationship with defensive ends coach Mark Snyder.
“I’ve been talking to Michigan State a lot, since my freshman and sophomore year, actually,” he said. “I’m really close with the coaching staff, Brad Salem, Ron Burton, those are my guys. They just moved coach Snyder to D-ends instead of linebackers now, so me and him have to communicate more and I think that’ll be a big part of dealing with them.”
Carter, who plans on participating in the Michigan State big man camp in June said that he’s followed the Spartans over the years.
“I’ve been a ‘Go Green guy’ since I was in little league,” he said. “They’re my in-state school, so I really have no choice but to love them.”
The 6-foot-5, 240 pound defensive lineman recently transferred to Cass Tech after spending last year at Southfield A&T high school and just finished up a tour of visits including trips to Tennessee, Louisville and Notre Dame. Carter said that he intends on making a return visit to Michigan State along with the aforementioned three schools.
While he is committed to Western Michigan, Carter plans to finalize his college decision this summer and before the start of his senior season.
Something that has been important to Carter when it comes to the recruiting process has been the educational side and said he’s looking to major in either engineering or physical therapy.
“The big part for me dealing with schools will be the facilities and the campus,” he said. “Education is first for me, so that’s a big part.”
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