Trey Carter is a name college coaches are quickly getting to know.
Currently at Dallas (Texas) Pinkston, he first began to emerge as a prospect at Shreveport (La.) Green Oaks where he totaled 45 tackles and 5 sacks on his way to all-district honors.
This summer he caught more attention on the camp circuit and has already attracted offers from Arizona State, Oklahoma, TCU, Southern Miss, Tulane, New Mexico, Illinois, Illinois State, and North Texas. Several other programs including Arkansas, Louisville, Texas A&M, Washington, Oregon, Baylor, and Texas Tech are also hot on his trail.
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"He's a freak athlete," Pinkston secondary coach and recruiting coordinator Gerald Smith said. "He runs a 4.7. He ran a 4.78 at the Oklahoma State camp. He had a shuttle run I think that was a 4.43. He's a legit 6-4.5 - 6-5, 255."
The size and athleticism makes him an easy prospect to like along the defensive front. Regardless of the scheme there is a place for him. Some coaches like him at strongside defensive end while others envision a defensive tackle, and more and more are making sure he knows they want him to develop his talents at their school.
He does not have a lot of plans in the works right now, but one unofficial visit is on the schedule.
"I know he's going to Oklahoma on October 5," Coach Smith said. "He's going on an unofficial. He's going for a game and I talked to coach Montgomery and they're going to bring him back at a later date for an official."
Several other programs have talked to him about visits but right now he is not in a hurry to make many plans.
"I really don't know what's going to end up happening," Coach Smith said. "He's telling a lot of coaches he doesn't want to get into visits until after the season is over. As soon as the coaches contact him and say we want to get you up here on a visit he says 'well, I kind of want to wait until after the season is over to line up visits.' I understand why he says that. He was like 'Coach, it's easy to kind of lose focus when you go on these visits and I'll probably have to miss a game and I really want to play.'"
According to coach Gerald Smith, Carter does not have a favorite college at the moment and as the recruiting process heats up he is doing his part to take care of business on and off the field.
"He's kind of conservative, he doesn't really get wrapped up in the whole recruiting process," Coach Smith said. "His main things are his grades and graduating and doing that stuff first as far as making sure his academic stuff is right and then he talks about the athletic stuff second."