“As of right now, UNC is [sticking out], just because of how much Coach [Dan] Disch is talking to me,” Carter said. “He really has stressed to me how much they need me and I really like that. So they’re definitely up there, right now.”
Carter, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound athlete from Jacksonville (Fla.) Bolles, says that he and Disch have communicated “a lot” the past six months.
“He’s from the Jacksonville area and he’s really good friends with my coaches, so he always comes over to Bolles,” Carter said. “When he comes by, we’ll talk a little bit. We definitely keep in contact a lot, because he’s always at my school. And we always talk on the phone every now and then.
“We’ve been talking for so long he really has said everything to me. He tells me that UNC is like a small community. It’s big, but it’s not too big of a school. It has really good academics. It’s not too cold up there. And he’s always telling me how nice the campus is that he can’t wait for me to come up there to see it.”
Carter will see Chapel Hill for the first time this weekend. He’s using his first official visit on UNC.
“I know that it’s a good academic school and I know that I love the coaches,” Carter said. “Everybody has told me good things about the campus, so I’m excited to get up there and see it myself. And I want to meet some of the other coaches face-to-face.”
Despite his strong feelings for UNC, Carter doesn’t anticipate making a verbal commitment during his official visit. He plans to take the majority of his official trips before making a decision.
“I want to see all my options and make sure I’m picking the right school,” Carter said.
Although he doesn’t have any other trips scheduled, Carter is looking to officially visit Auburn, Cincinnati, and Louisville. Those three schools, plus UNC, comprise his list of finalists.
With the exception of Auburn, each of his finalists project Carter to play cornerback. The Tigers are recruiting him as athlete with an eye on slot back. He doesn’t have enough of a position preference to effect his recruitment.
“I played offense pretty much my whole high school career, because Coach [Corky] Rogers doesn’t play players both ways,” Carter said. “So offense I’m kind of leaning towards a little bit, because I know defense I’ll have to learn and sharpen up my skills. But I think I can be a good cornerback, too.”
Carter primarily played running back for Bolles, which reached the FHSAA 4A Championship game in December.
During the season, Carter didn’t take any recruiting trips. He did visit Auburn, Cincinnati, and Louisville prior to the season.
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