While Bridgewater (N.J.) Raritan plays a high caliber of opponent each season, they have not traditionally sent talent to the BCS level. That may change with the Class of 2014, as defensive end Chris Carter just finished up his junior season and recently received a visit from a top SEC program.
"So far only one school has come to see me, and that was the University of Georgia," said Carter, who is 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds. "Last year I talked to a few other schools too, but I have not sent out my highlight to any schools yet."
Considering Georgia does not make frequent stops in New Jersey for junior talent, Carter was asked for his thoughts on the Bulldogs.
"I would like to see the campus and meet the coaches," he said. "I'd be more than happy to play there."
Carter did not attend any camps last summer, but will look to change that in 2013.
"I have great interest in Rutgers, but I'm not sure of my other options yet," he said.
Carter, who also sees time at tight end, explained what interests him about Rutgers.
"They have a great school, their football team is only getting better and it's close to home," he said.
Now with his junior season complete, Carter looked back at his accomplishments.
"It was a great season," he said. "I made lots of big plays in our difficult conference. I helped bring my team to the semifinals, winning my first high school playoff game against Ridge in overtime when I scored on a 35-yard fumble recovery to tie it up. Unfortunately we lost last Saturday to Piscataway."
Carter, who also plays lacrosse during the spring, finished with approximately 40 tackles, 5.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and a safety on defense. Offensively he added seven receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns.
"I improved offensively, but I excelled mostly on the defensive side of the ball," said Carter. "I made big plays when they were needed, and mostly at key times."