Waiting for offer No. 1 to arrive has not been easy for junior safety Ryan Carter of Loganville (Ga.) Grayson, but the 5-feet-10, 175-pounder is optimistic good things are bound to happen sooner or later.
According to Carter, several colleges are showing interest.
One of them is Wisconsin.
"I'd say they're the most [interested thus far]," Carter told Rivals.com. "They're telling me they love my highlights. They've watched them and they said they love physical defensive backs. That's what they look for."
Carter, who recorded 70-plus tackles and one interception in 2011 for Grayson's state championship team, has been corresponding with Badgers secondary coach Ben Strickland.
"They say they're going to come out here for spring practice," Carter said.
Besides Wisconsin, Carter said he also has heard some from Georgia, LSU, Memphis, Ole Miss and Tennessee.
He will visit the Rebels this weekend with two teammates - defensive end Robert Nkemdiche, the country's No. 1 overall recruit, and cornerback David Kamara. Both of those players have Ole Miss offers. Carter is hoping he, too, can make a good impression on the Rebels.
"Ole Miss is going to take a look at my highlight tape and come out to watch [this spring]," Carter said. "They're going to come to spring practice. And they're going to see how I look when I visit there with Robert and David. That's the main thing I'm trying to do, get them to see me."
According to Carter, he likely also will visit either Georgia or Georgia Tech sometime in the near future.