Signee Profile: Carter ready to work hard
Greenville (Ala.) Greenville High School
6-foot-5, 272 pounds
Carter was Auburn's sixth commitment in the 2010 signing class. Carter committed last July over the likes of Tennessee, Alabama, and Ole Miss, and by the time his signing day rolled around, he had become one of the top defensive tackles in the country. Carter talks about how he is preparing for Auburn and who he is excited about playing with when he gets to campus.
High School Stats: Finished with 76 tackles on the season, including 45 solo tackles, 16 tackles for loss, two sacks, 21 QB pressures, five forced fumbles, one field goal blocked and an interception returned for a touchdown as a senior. Carter was also a 2009 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game participant.
Your workout routine?
"I run like half the period of gassers, then I lift really heavy. I do pushups on max, and then crunches as well. I am going by coach Yox's routine. The weight they want to be when they report. I am trying to keep it at 270."
Do you plan on playing defensive tackle or defensive end?
"I think they will put me at tackle. It doesn't matter as long as I'm on defense."
Looking back at the '10 class, was there a signee that you were surprised to see on the list come Signing Day?
"Jeffrey Whitaker and Shon Coleman. I thought Whitaker was leaning towards Georgia and then he came here. He is a cool guy, I really think we can get some damage done. Shon is the same way. I was talking to him all the time at the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game."
Which coaches were mainly involved in your recruitment to Auburn?
"Coach Tracy Rocker, coach Ted Roof, and head coach Gene Chizik all had an impact. Coach Chizik is very humble, a very nice guy. I bought into what he was telling me. Coach 'Rock' reminded me of my high school coach, I know he's going to push me when I get there. I like the way they acted towards me."
What do you think the '10 signing class is capable of accomplishing at Auburn?
"I see our class has a group that could win championships."
Of your fellow '10 signees, who do you think can make an instant impact on the offensive side of the ball?
"Michael Dyer, Ladarius Owens, a lot of them. They are talented, and they are also more mature, on a different level."
If you hadn't signed with Auburn, who would you have signed with?
"Probably Ole Miss. They were out of state and real nice. Then probably Alabama. At first, Alabama was towards the top before I talked to coach Rocker and got to know them more."
What team(s) are you looking forward to playing and beating at Auburn?
"Bama. I was getting recruited by them, but there was something I didn't like about Alabama. My parents have all been Auburn fans, so it would have been like a 'Roll Tide-War Eagle' battle."
When do you plan to report?
"I'm coming in Monday, I'm fully qualified."
What's one thing you would want a future recruit to know about Auburn they may not already know?
"It's very friendly, everyone is so friendly."
If you had a message to Auburn fans, what would it be?
"I'm coming in to play, I'm coming to work hard."