UCLA Interested in Quinton Carter

The 6-2, 175 pound Quinton Carter from Las Vegas (Nev.) Cheyenne, participated in UCLA's Four-Day Camp with a fractured foot -- but still impressed the coaches. He talks about his recruitment...

Quinton Carter, the 6-2, 175-pound defensive back from Las Vegas (Nev.) Cheyenne, worked out at UCLA's Four-Day Camp for the first couple of days despite a fractured foot.

"Yeah, I fractured it at the Nike Camp in Oregon. My shoe busted open in the middle of the 40, and I fractured it. I still ran a 4.7, though," Carter said.

At the UCLA camp, he worked out for the first day and a half but then it was decided he shouldn't. "It's kind of disappointing," Carter said. "I was also going to go to other camps – at Colorado State and Utah – but I won't go now. I really wanted to show the UCLA coaches what I could do, too. I came here because I talked to (UCLA assistant) coach (Brian) Schneider and I felt he was really interested in my skills. So, I really wanted to come here and show the rest of the coaches when I could do. But I think they got kind of an idea."

Carter said that he's currently interested in UCLA, Utah, Colorado, Colorado State, Oregon State, and Michigan State, while he's been hearing from most of the Pac-10 and the Mountain West.

He has formal, written scholarship offers from Utah, Colorado State and Oregon State.

When asked if he had a favorite school, Carter said, "Utah. They're my favorite. But if UCLA offered, it would be a dead heat with Utah."

Carter said there are a few priorities for him in choosing a school: "If the coaches make you feel welcome, a nice football atmosphere and a good academic program. UCLA really has a nice area, a nice campus, nice coaches and have good academics."

He said he's really been impressed with UCLA while on campus for the camp. "It's been really good. I've been up to Berkeley, too, and I think for California college atmosphere those are tied. And it's not as hot as Vegas," he said.

Playing quarterback last season, Carter said he couldn't remember how many yards he threw and ran for, but did know he scored 12 touchdowns on the ground and threw for 12 more. "Colleges are recruiting me as either a safety or wide receiver," Carter said. "It doesn't matter to me, wherever I play I hope I'm going to come in and make a difference on the team."

At the UCLA camp, the UCLA coaches worked Carter at both safety and cornerback. "I'm comfortable with cornerback," he said. "But I'd have to work on my man coverage. It would be something new for me. But I think the UCLA coaches were definitely showing me a lot of interest."

Carter said he has a 3.0 GPA and a solid 1300 on the SAT.


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