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Hard hitting safety, puts in the work

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It may have been Super Bowl Sunday, but for some it was a day to work on their skills at the FBU camp held at East Los Angeles City College. One of the most impressive players there was defensive back Desman Carter (6-1, 195, 4.6) from Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser.
Carter is considered one of the Inland Empire's best defensive backs for the class of 2011, but he was out there Sunday at the FBU Camp working on improving his skills. He looks up close like a downhill safety. He displayed outstanding athleticism and good feet.
The hard working Carter isn't planning to rest on his laurels with one good camp performance. He is also planning on taking in Chuck Schumann's Ultimate 100 Camp, the NIKE Camp in April, and the UCLA and USC camps in June. He will also head to Las Vegas for the 7-on-7 tournament later in the spring.
It's not a matter of if, it is a matter of when Carter gets his first offer.
Carter earned first-team all-league and all-CIF as a defensive back after racking up 75 tackles, three interceptions, one fumble recovery and one sack.
Arizona, Cal, Washington, USC and most of the Pac 10 came through Kaiser in January expressing interest in the talented defensive back. The word is Cal could be close to tendering an offer to Carter.
What is Carter looking for in a college?
"First of all I am looking for good academics," Carter said. "That is first. What schools have my major and things like that so I will be prepared for life after football. I'm thinking of majoring in physical therapy or kinesiology.
"I would like to play where my mom and my family would be able to see my play; that would be nice" Carter said. "But I have family in different states, too, so I don't think that location will be a factor.
At this point in time it appears that Carter will take his time making a decision a lot like his good friend, four-star Bruin signee, Josh Shirley. Maybe the Bruins had some aid in securing Shirley's decision.
"Before Josh committed to UCLA," Carter said. "The whole week I just doing the eight clap and was telling him go Bruins and things like that.
"I like UCLA," Carter said. "Coach Wayne Moses is trying to get me down for a junior day. So I'm going to go out there.
"I would say UCLA is my early leader right now," Carter said. "I like how they are young and an up and coming program.
Are there other schools that Carter likes?
"I also like some schools in the SEC," Carter said. "I like Alabama and Florida."
The scouting report on Carter is he's a ferocious hitter and extremely athletic. He's physical, but moves well in space. He probably projects as a strong safety, but he may see some action this fall as a corner.
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