2014 outside linebacker visiting SMU

Franklin Pierce (WA) OLB Brett Carter will be on the Hilltop for an unofficial visit this Monday

A perfect match.

Even though he still has two more years left of high school, Franklin Pierce (WA) outside linebacker Brett Carter is already searching for an ideal place to play college football. With the use of a recruiting service, Carter was linked to SMU, which he hopes will be the right fit.

"I started an online profile, and they've been matching me with schools, and SMU got matched. I researched the school and their football team," Carter said. "I want to be a sports marketer, and SMU is a really good school and Dallas is a great place for sports so I'm really interested. I also saw the SMU documentary and was impressed with everything. "

When Carter planned to take a flight to Dallas month to visit family, he immediately set up an unofficial and will be on the Hilltop this Monday.

"I set up my visit through the administrative assistant, and she set me up to meet with the recruiting coordinator Steve Stigall," Carter said. "I want to meet Coach (June) Jones and Coach (Joe) Haering. I want to get an idea of what they're all about."

Despite playing in only six games last season, the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder led 2A in sacks and recorded 30 tackles. Carter believes his on-field production and potential could make him a valuable piece in SMU's 3-4 scheme.

"My school runs a 3-3-5 defense, and I like that SMU runs 3-4. I feel I can be a good fit at outside linebacker," Carter said. "I'm at the size where most of their linebackers were at when they were in high school. I'm not quite one of those 240 guys, but I'm quick. I get through the line, and I have a nose for the quarterback."

But SMU isn't the only school in the metroplex Carter is interested in. He also took an unofficial visit to TCU on Thursday.

"TCU has been a very successful program for the last 10 years. They've been to many bowl games," Carter said. "I became a little bit of a Horned Frog fan. I decided I was going to check it out while I'm down here."

This summer Carter camped at Washington and Washington State and has been receiving major interest from Michigan State and Colorado.

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