Class of 2015 three-star receiver Dexter Carter Jr. of Jacksonville (Fla.) Bolles admits he still has a long way to go in his recruiting process before he starts narrowing down schools, but said Auburn, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Cincinnati are just a few of many that stand out at this point.
"Right now I do not have a top five," said Carter, who stands at 5-foot-10, 172 pounds. "I'm still looking around and getting offers and I have a lot more visits to go on before I start shutting down to a top five."
Auburn stands out to Carter because they were the first SEC school to offer. He's been there at least four times since.
"They offered me my sophomore year," he said. "They're the school I've visited the most. We're in regular contact. I went to their spring game. I love their fan base, the stadium is really nice and I like the tradition. I also like the fact they were the first (SEC) team that stepped out and offered me. I always have to give them a little bit of credit for that because I know it's hard to be the first one to step out and offer someone."
Carter visited Cincinnati earlier in the summer and the campus exceeded his expectations. He also has family connections within the Bearcats program in tight ends and special teams coordinator Marc Nudelberb.
"I didn't know it was that nice," he said. "It surprised me a lot. I have a really close person there my dad used to coach with and he's like a part of my family. I call him coach Noodles, and him there is like having close family."
Wisconsin was the first school to offer Carter at cornerback, which is why the Badgers stand out to him.
"Being on Bolles our coach doesn't like playing guys both ways a lot," Carter said. "So I don't have that much film on defense, so the fact that they can see my athletic ability and that I could play that position too, I really like that about them."
Carter said he was pleasantly surprised to receive an offer from North Carolina a few months back.
"We haven't talked that much but they showed up to my school and offered," he said. "They definitely have great academics and they're pretty good at football too. And I could play cornerback there."
Carter hasn't been to either Wisconsin or North Carolina but wants to spend as much time as he can visiting as many schools possible. He's also waiting for other schools including Notre Dame, Iowa and Purdue to enter the mix.
"One of my coaches said Notre Dame wants to offer so hopefully they'll step up," he said. "And others hopefully will be pushed over the edge and offer."
Carter hopes by the end of football season he can begin narrowing down schools.
I haven't been on that many visits and maybe that's the reason I'm so hesitant to make a decision," he said. "I want to try and see all the schools that have offered me."
Carter currently holds at least a dozen offers.
Adam Krohn is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.