Beavs make gains with Cali sackmaster

THE POSTSEASON honors and accolades continue to roll in for Chris Carter following his senior season at Fontana's Kaiser High. A linebacker, defensive end and sack man supreme, the 6-2.5, 215-pound Carter has a new top three and said a decision on which school he's going to spend the next 4-5 years of his life at could come in the next several days.

Carter said he could make his decision as soon as the next few days.

"I plan on making my decision the first week of January -- or at the least, I should know who I'm not going to go to by then," said Carter.

Although it's a dead period in college recruiting where coaches can't visit a recruit and can make only one phone call a week to them, prospects can call a coach anytime and as often as they want. And Carter has been working the phone lines, talking to Oregon State, Fresno State and Washington State among others.

"I was just talking to the Oregon State coach (Joe Seumalo), I'm probably taking a visit up there sometime in January," said Carter. "And I just called coach (Pat) Hill...and I talked to Washington State."

If he doesn't make his decision in the next few days, Carter could set up one or two final official visits but no dates or schools have been nailed down. Carter has visited Fresno State, Colorado State and Idaho and two of those schools are in his top three. The other is OSU.

"A top three? It would have to be Fresno State, Colorado State and Oregon State," he said.

The plan was for Carter to graduate early and enroll in a college in January but that may not be in the cards any longer.

"I'm still considering that but my parents are kind of telling me now to stay and enjoy my senior year," he said.

UCLA is still in the picture but the Bruins have not offered and the chances of Carter going to Westwood to join his brother, defensive end David Carter, seem to be diminishing as LOI Day approaches.

Carter wreaked havoc in opposing backfields his senior campaign, racking up 106 tackles and 21 sacks.

He was named his league's Defensive MVP, all-CIF, all-County and all-Area, with the all-State teams yet to be named.

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