Carter, a strong pass rusher who might project to outside linebacker at the next level, said his recruiting attention has started to pick up.
"I'm just getting a lot of mail in my mailbox, a lot of e-mails," Carter said. "It's really great to know that I'm being watched and that I'm wanted."
"I went to their junior day and I really enjoyed it there," Carter said. "I hear from them a lot."
Carter, who has been clocked as fast as 4.7 seconds in the 40-yard dash, said his biggest strength is that he's coachable.
"I can do what I'm told," Carter said. "I'm also really aggressive and I do a strong job of finding the ball and getting to where it's at."
"My ideal school would be really nice and big," Carter said. "Everything would be easy to get to, and it would be somewhere near home. I wouldn't necessarily say I want to stay in-state, but somewhere close to the state."
Madison perennially competes for a playoff berth, and Carter said he expects that to stay the same this year.
"My expectation is for us to be the defense that nobody wants to see," Carter said. "The one that everybody's afraid of. I'd like to have a really big season as well."