Commit Alex Carter visits for Oregon game

Longtime Stanford commit Alex Carter took his official visit to The Farm last weekend to see Stanford take on Oregon. Although Carter has taken a few trips to Stanford in the past, this one seemed to tie together his Stanford recruitment. Now knowing he's been admitted to Stanford, Carter had plenty of time to spend with current and future Cardinal players.

"The first [trip to Stanford] was the best because that was my first time seeing everything, but this one was actually pretty cool because I just feel more a part of the team, knowing that I've been accepted and I'm committed. It's just really amazing to think that next year I'll be a part of all that," DB/WR Alex Carter said.

Carter flew into the Bay Area Saturday morning with his mom and stayed until Monday. After he arrived on Saturday, Carter had a chance to mingle with his future teammates and fellow recruits.

"I got to eat breakfast with the team and I was with the team most of the day doing whatever they do," Carter said. "When they left to get ready, they brought us back to the school and I got to look at the school a little bit more, see some things I hadn't seen before. We ate lunch with some of the other recruits. Then we went over to the game."

When not spending time with familiar faces like Graham Shuler, Aziz Shittu, Kodi Whitfield, and Blake Martinez, Carter reached out to one of Stanford's top overall targets for the 2012 recruiting class, Andrus Peat.

"Andrus Peat was out there too, so I talked to him, trying to say come out to Stanford, it's a good place to be," Carter said.

Then it was onto Stanford Stadium for the Cardinal's clash with the Ducks. Although Stanford didn't come away with the win, Carter was impressed with the game-day atmosphere and crowd, which was more involved than when Carter visited The Farm for the Wake Forest game last year.

"The atmosphere was actually really great," Carter said. "I was surprised because people talk about Stanford fans as not really being that into it. All the student section was standing up the entire game, so it was fun watching them and being a part of it.

"The game itself, we lost, but I still had a lot of fun just being in the stadium and around all those people there."

Carter doesn't think the loss will have much of an impact with undecided recruits.

"I don't think it really had that much of an effect," Carter said. "Just because they lost one game it doesn't mean that it's over for them. They still have a great program there and it's not just about football. It's about the school itself. It's a great opportunity."

Recently, Carter found out he had passed the final barrier in his Stanford recruiting process by earning acceptance to the University.

"Coach Hamilton, I called him up," Carter said. "He said he had some good news for me and my family and he told me that I had been accepted. I was happy, my mom was happy. It was just a great time."

With that in mind, Carter remains a solid commit to Stanford, and looks forward to coming back to the Farm for good.

"Next time I'll be at Stanford is in June when I enroll and start school," Carter said.


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