UNC Surprises Carter

Heading into the weekend, North Carolina had a slight edge for Dexter Carter. His official visit did nothing to sour those feelings.

“I was really surprised,” Carter said. “I came up here and honestly everything surprised me. Everything up here is real nice. The fact that they said they’re expanding too, just blows my mind. I really liked it up there.

“[UNC] had a slight lead in my mind, but I hadn’t been up there yet. But coming up there definitely seals the deal that they have a lead. I loved it up there. It was cool.”

Carter, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound athlete from Jacksonville (Fla.) Bolles, is still considering taking official visits to Auburn, Cincinnati, and Louisville. However, he doesn’t have any future trips scheduled.

Carter admits there’s a chance that he bypasses the aforementioned trips and makes a verbal commitment to UNC.

“I’m definitely going to take some time to think about it,” Carter said. “We’ll see it.”

Carter’s family, including his father Dexter, Sr., accompanied him on his official visit. Dexter, Sr. played collegiately at Florida State before being selected in the first round by the San Francisco 49ers.

“They did a good job of showing us literally everything,” Carter said. “Every single thing there is to see, they showed us. [We] drove around on a bus [and] drove around campus. [We] walked around the campus, went down Franklin Street with the players and everything and saw the social life. Everything was nice – I liked it a lot.”

Fellow 2015 prospect and Jacksonville product William Sweet, who enrolled at UNC a couple of weeks ago, served as Carter’s player host for the weekend.

“I knew him before,” Carter said. “He was committed and I was interested in UNC, so we bonded.

“We were able to bond some more over the weekend, because we have so much in common.”

Throughout Carter’s visit, UNC assistant coach Dan Disch was always close by. Carter credits his relationship with Disch – as well as his persistence – for deciding to make UNC his first official visit.

Before departing on Sunday, Carter meet separately with Larry Fedora and UNC’s newly hired defensive coordinator Gene Chizik.

“I like both [Chizik and Fedora],” Carter said. “I like their whole deal. They’re cool.

“In short, they want to win. And they’re real, too. They’re straight up with you. They tell you what they want and they definitely want to win and I like that.”

Like most schools, UNC is recruiting Carter as a cornerback.

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