"Oregon State moved up to be my leader, but Utah is right behind them. UCLA is recruiting me hard, and every letter I get from them is handwritten. I've talked with the coaches there and they said that they want to evaluate me a little more before they offer me. If they offered me, they would move to the top and Oregon State and Utah would move down a spot," said Carter.
Carter attended the Bruins camp this summer, and worked with defensive backs coach Gary DeLoach. "Coach DeLoach is a real cool guy. He wants to see his players get better and he is going to work you hard. That's something I like. I got a chance to talk with Coach (Karl) Dorrell and he said they are really excited about me and said they can use me to do stuff with the program. Coach (Brian) Schneider is recruiting me, and getting to meet the whole coaching staff was good," said Carter.
Carter, who plays quarterback for Cheyenne, said the majority of his interest is coming as a free safety, though Utah likes him as a receiver.
"I want to play early and I'm leaning towards playing free safety. I've been working on my footwork all summer to get better there," Carter said.
Aside from the UCLA camp, Carter went to the Cal Camp, Nike Camp at Oregon and the Ed Harwell camp.
"I'm planning on making the decision during or towards the end of the season because I'm trying to graduate early so I can play at spring practice. My first trip will probably be to Oregon State. I want to take all five trips if I can," Carter said.
Academically, Carter has a 3.0 GPA and scored a 1,250 on the new SAT and an 18 on the ACT.