Since Rutgers was there with Carter from the start, he said they set the barometer high and he used what they offered and compared it with the other schools that shown him interest.
"It was a cultivation process," he said. "They were my first offer so I used them to compare with the other schools. I wanted to see what the other schools provided athletically and academically. Rutgers fulfilled both of those."
Carter said that it was between Rutgers and Michigan State who he visited on Dec. 1.
Carter is a very articulate speaker and it could be sensed early on that education would play a key role in his decision. "I wanted to go to a strong academic school regardless," he said. "I always wanted to go to medical school, not to a place that was a football factory."
He's interested in bio-engineering and Rutgers offers him the chance to be able to work in the field right by the football field.
The resident of Woodbridge, Va. Followed the Knights season and was impressed. He respects the program and wants to be able to make an impact early.
"They played strong with every team," he said. "They had their ups and downs, but it wasn't a down year. They offer me the opportunity to get better. I want to be apart of the Scarlet Knights family, hopefully my play and ability will help me get out there early. I want the opportunity because I know I'll be out there flying."
There is still some shock to C.D. Hylton High School wide receiver that he will be playing in the Big East. He knows that playing division one football is a challenge, but he's going to make sure he's ready to go.
"I don't know," he said. "It's something new, I didn't expect it. It's the division one level, so I have to prepare my body and mind in the off-season for it. This isn't high school anymore, I'm glad I made it because a lot of my peers don't make it. I have to represent for my family and my team."
As a new member of the Scarlet Knights, he plans on spreading the word in hopes of drawing potential recruits to the program. "Now that I am committed, I have to talk to guys and let them know about the Knights," he said. "I'm going to talk to Ryan Williams from Stonewall."
Carter plans on going on his official visit with Rutgers this weekend.
Carter is mature beyond his years and it appears he will make an impact on
the program on the field and in the classroom.