Carter Reflects on Official Visit

The 6-5, 250-pound defensive end from Fontana, David Carter, who is committed to the Bruins, talks about the official visit he took to UCLA a couple of weeks ago, how he saw an old friend and how a UCLA potential recruiting target for 2007 came along with him on the visit...

Of the committed recruits during UCLA's big recruiting weekend in mid-December, Fontana (Calif.) Carter defensive end David Carter (6-5, 250) was the newest Bruin pledge. However, Carter's visit made him feel like he was already one of the guys.

"It was nice. The guys on the team are nice people with good personalities. They're going to be real good teammates. I hit it off with all of them. Chinonso Anyanwu was my host and he introduced me to all the guys and then I met some more of the other guys," said. "I hung out with him, Maurice Drew and Reggie Carter."

While Carter isn't related to Reggie Carter, the two played together in Pop Warner, and was a familiar face for David Carter to see on his trip. He also said he thought he got along well with the guys he'll be playing with in the trenches. "I talked with the other defensive linemen, Darius Savage, Dylan Rush, Reginald Stokes and Jeff Miller. They're all cool," said Carter.

Carter took the visit with his parents and his younger brother Chris, who is a junior linebacker at Kaiser and someone the UCLA staff is already showing interest. "Coach Dorrell told me that they like Chris a lot and that he is a guy they're looking at for next year. If he came, that would really be exciting. He's family and I'd love to play with my brother in college," said Carter.

Carter also spent time with head coach Karl Dorrell and defensive line coach Thurmond Moore. Carter said: "Coach Moore is really nice and a smart guy. He's nice now but when its time to get on the field it's going to be gruesome. I also sat down with Coach Dorrell and he's real nice and a good coach. He's a family guy, but at the same time, you have to respect him and do what he says or you'll feel his wrath."

Carter said he was 100% committed to UCLA and was relieved to get recruiting over. He also was thrilled that his teammate, Lonyae Miller, whom he considers "like a brother," also got a scholarship, to Fresno State. He said, "I'm set with UCLA. Not a lot of people get that chance, so I'm excited for it. I'm in a hurry to get back out on the field. I'm running with my brother at the track because I don't want to be out of shape."

Named a 1st Team all-county and all-league selection at defensive end, Carter finished the season with 67 tackles and five sacks.


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