Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose HS)
VandyMania.com: What is the primary position you play? Do you play any other positions?
Michael Carter: Defensive tackle and left tackle on the offensive line.
VandyMania.com: I heard you had a big night the other night, you had what? 9 tackles?
Michael Carter: Yes, 9 tackles and 2 sacks.
VandyMania.com: Can you tell us some of your junior season stats, highlights and postseason honors?
Michael Carter: I had 92 tackles, 16 sacks, and 52 quarterback hurries.
VandyMania.com: You said 52 quarterback hurries?
Michael Carter: Yes.
VandyMania.com: Wow, that's incredible. I don't think I've ever heard of a player getting that many.
Michael Carter: [laughter]
VandyMania.com: So you guys won the other night I take it, how'd your team do?
Michael Carter: Oh yes, we won 14-0 against Briarcrest.
VandyMania.com: What do you feel is your biggest strengths as a player?
Michael Carter: My ability to read the offenses very quickly. I fly off the ball and have quick feet and I'm pretty strong.
VandyMania.com: Who has offered you scholarships?
Michael Carter: Arkansas State, TSU and Ole Miss.
VandyMania.com: What schools do you think you are leaning towards right now?
Michael Carter: Probably Vanderbilt and South Carolina.
VandyMania.com: What are some of the things you like about Vanderbilt?
Michael Carter: The coaching staff, the facilities are really nice, a great campus. Seems like a great school.
VandyMania.com: What are some of the things you like about South Carolina?
Michael Carter: I haven't actually visited there yet but from what I can tell they have a new coach so maybe a lot of things have changed.
VandyMania.com: What coach is recruiting you from Vanderbilt?
Michael Carter: Coach Turner and Coach Belin.
VandyMania.com: How are they telling you you'd be utilized at Vandy?
Michael Carter: On the defensive line.
VandyMania.com: When do you plan on making a college choice?
Michael Carter: I'm probably not going to make my choice until later in my senior season.
VandyMania.com: Michael, thanks for your time. Sounds like you have an outstanding senior season
ahead of you. Good luck in making your college choice.
Michael Carter: Thank you.