Carter Gets the UCLA Offer

The defensive end from Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser, David Carter, got the scholarship offer from UCLA he was waiting for. So, how close is he to committing?

It was a scholarship offer he had been hoping to get for some time, and it finally came for Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser defensive end David Carter (6-5, 250).

"UCLA just offered me," said Carter Sunday night. "I'm very excited. It's a pretty good offer. They were waiting on my SAT score and they got it and it all checked out."

Carter said he didn't commit because he still wants to take a couple of official visits, one to UCLA as well as to Fresno State and Boise State.

But make no mistake, the Bruins top his list. "They're pretty much my #1 school," said Carter. "UCLA provides way better academics than any of my other schools. My parents like UCLA a lot because of the academics and with a degree from there, I can go anywhere I want to."

The Bruin offer joins offers from UTEP, Boise State, Nevada, Colorado, Oregon, Nebraska and Fresno State.

"Coach (Karl) Dorrell, Coach (Thurmond) Moore and Coach (Brian) Schneider all called me to offer me, then sent me the letter," said Carter. "I was real excited when I talked to them and I'm looking forward to taking my visit."

Carter will take his official trip when UCLA has established as their big recruiting weekend, the 17 and 18th of December. "I was going to visit earlier, but Coach Schneider said to come that weekend. I'm still going to visit Fresno State, but I'm not sure when I'll do that," said Carter. "I'll probably visit Fresno State with my buddy (Kaiser running back) Lonyae Miller. They just offered him."

Carter was set to visit Colorado this past weekend, but scheduling conflicts arose that prevented him from tripping to Boulder. "I didn't go because we had a CIF playoff game and because it was Thanksgiving. I don't know if I'll trip there," said Carter.

This weekend, Carter and his Kaiser squad will take on Palm Springs (Calif.) High in the CIF Division VIII semifinals. There is a chance he'll directly go up against UCLA commit Andy Keane in that game.

With teams running away from his side, Carter has "only" racked up 75 tackles and seven sacks. Overall, though, Carter has been satisfied with his season because of his team's success. "Our D-Line is tearing it up. We have a very well-rounded team. Both sides of the ball, we're doing really well. This week is big," said Carter.

Carter also has a standout for a younger brother, Chris Carter, a 6-2, 200-pound linebacker prospect, who came with him to the UCLA/ASU game.

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