It has been a long and sometimes frustrating process for Desman Carter but all the hard work has finally paid off for the Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser safety after picking up his first offer on Wednesday.
Nevada offered Carter, a 6-foot-1, 193-pound three-star safety who's rated No. 34 at his position and No. 48 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com. He plans to visit Nevada the weekend of Dec. 17.
"It was my first time ever talking to them (Wednesday) but I found out my coach had been talking to them for about two weeks now," Carter said.
"From what I've seen it's a pretty great program. They had the upset against Boise State. That's a good win for them. I'm pretty excited for the first one. They're the first school to actually believe in me and see that I'm a college player. It's a pretty good day for me after getting that offer."
Carter, who shined at the National Underclassmen Combine and the Los Angeles NIKE Camp, said more than anything it's a relief to know he'll be playing college football somewhere.
After finishing with 75 tackles in his junior season, Carter had lots of interest but no schools pulled the trigger and offered.
Nevada finally got in the game and it could help that school tremendously down the road because Carter said no matter what happens from here on out that it will stay high on his list.
"My dad and my uncle are making me e-mail all these coaches to make sure I'm staying on top of the recruiting and it finally paid off, all the hard work and going to all the camps all paid off," Carter said.
"I'm not going to commit right away but I know Nevada is going to be there no matter what."