Carter Jr. has an Early Top Two

Although there isn't much film of him playing defense, Jacksonville (FL) Bolles School junior Dexter Carter Jr. showed enough potential to warrant Wisconsin offering him a scholarship.

The state of Florida has been a focal point to attack to fiercely recruit for this Wisconsin coaching staff and their latest offer went out was to Jacksonville (FL) Bolles School junior running back Dexter Carter Jr.

"Wisconsin did offer, I just checked my mail," Carter Jr. told BadgerNation. "This offer was a big surprise. They hadn't been recruiting me for a long time and they just sent a good amount of handwritten letters throughout the week and then the last one they sent had the big news on it."

While the Badger offer was a shocker to the 5-11, 175-pound athlete, he was more taken back by where they are recruiting him at.

"I was really impressed with the Wisconsin offer because unlike other schools, they offered me to play cornerback," said Carter Jr. "It really shows me that they have confidence in my abilities as an athlete, especially since there is not much film out there of me playing defense. I'm definitely taking Wisconsin into consideration and look forward to visiting. As of right now I don't have an exact time, but will hopefully visit sometime this summer.

"I'm very confident that I can excel at corner in college, even though I haven't played too much defense in high school. Whenever I do get in at corner, I make big plays and I believe that the college coaches will be able to build up my skills at corner and make me even better."

A three-star recruit by Scout.com who currently holds offers from Alcorn State, Auburn, Cincinnati, Middle Tennessee and Virginia, Carter Jr. didn't hesitate to put the Badgers quickly in his top two along with the SEC Tigers.

"(Auburn was) the first SEC team to come out and offer me and the campus and fan base is awesome," he said. "Wisconsin strictly because by offering at corner, they've really showed me that they have confidence in my athletic ability and diverseness. I love playing corner."

Unsure of when he wants to make a decision, Carter Jr. said he will visit Madison before making his decision.


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