"Our season has been going alright," Carter said. "We are 2-1 right now. I am not too sure how that is against expectations. I just worry about us."
Another thing that Carter feels good about right now is the payoff from the off-season work outs. He is seeing and feeling the difference of a lot of hard work.
"I do feel more natural to the game than last year. During football last year I had basketball at the same time and I wasn't always doing football things.
"Going through summer workouts without distractions helped a lot. I feel more intelligent on the field in the game. On the field, things are slowing down."
In the spring, Carter had a fracture. Without a lot of time to rehab Carter is back on the field and getting after it. He's not back to 100% strength, but he is doing fine.
"It was my arm that was in a cast, my wrist. I am fine. It's not back to full strength because these things take a long time to come back from.
"I broke a very small bone in my wrist and that's hard to come back from. More than that, strength was lost for a long time. It's going to take some time to get back."
Recruiting has the ability to go from friend to foe. It did that a little bit with Carter who took a step back and still remains distant from the process right now.
"I am taking it very slow. I think by doing that I have my mind off of it and it's on other things. It's not slowing me down and I feel better. I am clear headed and that helps me on the field."
There is little doubt that Carter is going to have to reengage recruiting and that will happen over the next month or so when Carter starts to think about official visits.
"I am not sure. There won't be any until probably November or so. I really haven't sat down to talk about it in depth about my visits."
"I am still favoring some schools, but really open to the whole situation. I would say that there are two, Nebraska and Northwestern, those are my leaders."
Carter has already been to Lincoln once, but for a spring game. He knows that the game environment then was crazy and really wants to see how it is when Nebraska is doing more than a glorified scrimmage.
"When I went there it was for the spring game and that was more of a practice. The spring game was kind of crazy. I would like to see a game to see how it really is."