East Chicago (Ind.) Central junior athlete Martayveus Carter was a breakout performer at the U.S. Army Junior Combine in San Antonio earlier this month. Since returning home, Carter has seen the interest from college coaches increase.
"IU has come seen me, Purdue, Michigan State came through and Ohio State," Carter said.
One schools Carter has seen a significant uptick in interest from is Indiana, and their head coach Kevin Wilson.
"I talked to the head coach [Monday]," Carter said. "He wants me to come down for their junior day and check them out. I want to go and see what IU is like and what Michigan State is like. I have been to Purdue."
The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Carter earned second team all-combine honors in San Antonio while playing the running back position, but he also has the ability to project to the defensive backfield in college.
"IU and some other coaches said I look more like a defensive player, so I think they want me to play defense," Carter said. "I like to play running back, but if that's what they want me to play I will step up and do it."
Carter has yet to get out and attend junior days this winter, but he plans to confer with his coach in the coming weeks about setting up college campus visits.