‘Going Good' for Carter

While most of the 2006 recruiting class suited up in Carolina blue Saturday, Bruce Carter is sporting a grey shirt as he sits out the fall semester with the intentions of enrolling at North Carolina in January.

"It's going good," said Carter. "It's easy basically."

Carter, a 6-foot-3 205-pound jumbo athlete from Havelock (N.C.), signed a Letter of Intent with North Carolina in February, but was grey shirted after having arthroscopic knee surgery in April. His knee is almost 100-percent as he has spent the last few months rehabbing and working out at a local recreation center.

"Workouts are going good," said Carter. "I'm in rehab with my trainer down here. They said I'm good now; I just got to get my knee stronger. I went up [to North Carolina] for my checkup a week ago, they said I was good until I come back up in December."

Additionally, Carter is taking two classes at Craven Community College – music and psychology.

"I'm at a community college where I stay at until December and when that ends I'll go up [to North Carolina] in January for the second semester," said Carter.

Carter, who verbally committed to UNC over a year ago, has a steady communication line going with the Tar Heels' coaching staff.

"I talk to them regularly," said Carter. "I just came back from the game [Saturday]. I talked to Coach [John] Bunting [and] Coach [Tommy] Thigpen. [They were telling me to] just stay focused and what not, [and] don't give up."

Recently, the staff informed Carter that they are going to bring him in as an outside linebacker.

"It's good for me," said Carter. "It really don't matter [where I play], anywhere I can help."

Carter, who expects to be a regular at Kenan Stadium, was disappointed in Saturday's outcome, but understands.

"It was good," said Carter. "I thought they should have won, but first game you make mistakes."

During his senior high school season, Carter starred at quarterback for Havelock where he scored 15 all-purpose touchdowns and totaled over 1,500 all-purpose yards.

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