Carter is Now on the Recruiting Map

David Carter, the 6-5, 240-pound defensive end from Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser, was almost completely unknown before this spring, but now he has four scholarship offers. He talks about how his recruiting has blown up...

Unheard of before going to the Adidas Camp at UCLA earlier this spring, Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser defensive end David Carter (6-5, 240) has now garnered four scholarship offers in the last month, and a host of other schools have been expressing interest in him.

"I've gotten offers from UTEP, Boise State, Nevada and Colorado," said Carter. "I'm also getting a lot of interest from UCLA, Arizona, Fresno State and Idaho, who could be offering me soon."

Carter listed his top three as UCLA, Florida State and USC, but said the latter two have not been actively recruiting him.

"I was at the UCLA campus for the Adidas Camp, and I'm planning to go to their summer camp. I'm also wanting to go to the USC Camp this summer to show them what I can do. I want to show I'm at USC's level."

Carter was at the Combine last month and said he was disappointed in his testing, but felt overall it was a good experience for him. "I didn't do very good in the forty (5.35). But I think when I was going against the offensive linemen, I showed my speed better."

During his junior year, Carter tallied 47 tackles from his defensive end position, where he projects in college, though Nevada is recruiting him as an outside linebacker. He said about his position, "I just want to be able to stay on defense. I'll play tight end this year, but I'm a defensive player."

Carter said he won't be making an early decision. He said, "I want to see if I can get some bigger offers before I decide. I think I am a Pac-10 player, so I want to see what Pac-10 offers I can get."

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