"We talk about everything from what's going on with Notre Dame in the brackets, and just what's happening with day-to-day life," Carter said. "I try to keep a nice good connection with coach. He lets me know everything going on, not just with the recruiting process, but just building a bond."
A bond that could cash in down the road for the Irish.
Morgan Carter has scholarship offers from Rutgers and Connecticut. The 6-foot-4 C.D. Hylton High standout is a jack of all trades for his prep team. This past season, he had 12 catches for over 100 yards and three touchdowns. In minimal attempts, he averaged 12 yards per carry. On defense, Carter and his 4.56 speed, made 36 tackles from the safety position, and was also the team's holder.In San Antonio for the U.S. Army National Combine, Carter showed he was a big-time talent, performing well against some of the nation's best receivers, and just missing the all-combine team.
Carter has made two trips to Notre Dame and lists them among his favorites with Georgia Tech, Northwestern and the two schools that have offered.
"Notre Dame is up there," Carter said. If it was up to his mother, he'd be going there no matter what. "They are all dream schools. I'm taking this process slowly, and enjoying every bit of it, and drawing it out as long as I can until I have to make a decision. Good thing I don't have to make this decision until February."
By then there will be a lot to sift and decide through. There is just no guarantee that an offer from Notre Dame will be on the table.
"Right now they project me as a receiver on the board," Carter said. "They have one guy committed already. They are seeing where the process is going now. They are only taking two, and they have one guy committed, that is what coach Powlus is telling me. I'm in that tough spot right there."
Carter made it in to South Bend for the Notre Dame-North Carolina game last season. He made a return trip for the program's first junior day in January. He has loved the campus both times.
"I got to meet (head) coach (Charlie) Weis, and see that huge ring," Carter said. "It was awesome. "I got a little more in-depth tour. I got to learn about more stuff regarding the school. It was really nice."
Now Powlus is trying to work on Carter and his 3.9 GPA to make a third trip to campus.
"He was telling me they want me to come up for the spring game or up there for a practice or two," Carter said. "I'll definitely be coming up."