Going into the 2005 season Quinton Carter (6-2, 185, 4.45) from North Las Vegas (Nev.) Cheyenne was considered one of the best all-around athletes from the Silver State. Based on his senior season, Carter did not disappoint.
Carter led Cheyenne to a thrilling overtime victory over Las Vegas (Nev.) Western 28-25 in the first round of the playoffs.
All Carter did was put Cheyenne on his back and he carried them to victory. On the night he racked up 10 tackles and one pick. His pick was in overtime and that play was major in Cheyenne's victory.
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The dangerous Carter also scored two touchdowns on the night. One of his touchdowns was an 87 yard kickoff return.
On offense, Carter rushed for 145 yards on 11 carries and one touchdown.
Not bad night at the office for Carter. He certainly lived up to his reputation of being a primetime player in crunch time. Carter has always been known as a pressure player.
Carter has offers on the table from Colorado State, Nebraska, Oregon State and Fresno State.
Oklahoma is beginning to take an interest in Carter and has asked for senior tape. If OU likes what they see, then they are going offer him a trip.
UNLV called Wednesday (Nov. 9th) and he has friends on the team, the Rebels, at least at the present time, are a long shot.
Carter does have two favorites at this time Fresno State and Oregon State. He has already taken one official visit to Fresno State.
"My trip to Fresno State was very good," Carter said. "I was able to spend a lot of time with the players even though the visit was during the season."
"There is an excellent opportunity for early playing time at Fresno State," Carter said. "They also have a good incoming class coming in."
"I was able to meet most them on my official visit," Carter said. "I met more of the commits when I took an unofficial visit to Fresno State this past weekend. I like the players coming in for the Class of 2006."
"I took the unofficial visit with my parents," Carter said. "So they could meet the coaching staff."
"I like the overall program at Oregon State," Carter said. "I'm interested in playing in the Pac 10 and I have friends who are playing there and are alumni of Oregon State. They say nothing but good things about the school and the football program."
Though Carter currently favors Fresno State and Oregon State, he told Rivals.com that he is very open and is still looking at other schools and expects to take more visits.
Carter thought he had a visit to UCLA, but he's not sure if he does anymore.
Carter was a member of the Rivals.com preseason Nevada Top 10 for the class of 2006. He landed as the Silver State's No. 7 prospect at any position.