Wide receiver/defensive back Tevin Carter (6-3, 186, 4.3) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Santee was the best kept secret going into March, but once the word started to circulate about his ability, getting in contact with him was has hard as trying to catch him in open field. Rivals.com finally caught up with Sunday.
Carter is a soft commit to Washington, but he has offers from Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, Washington State, San Diego State and Colorado.
"I consider myself a soft commitment to Washington," Carter said. "I'm also looking at Cal and USC of course. Just those two, and Washington right now."
"The reason I like Washington, Cal and USC is because they run pro style offenses. They find a way to get their receivers the football.
"Washington has a new coach coming in (Steve Sarkisian) and whole new coaching staff so everything is new for them," Carter said. "It's going to be like coming up with the program, like I did at Santee.
"I never thought I would be going to college, so when these schools started offering me it was like I better do my research and do my homework on all the schools that offered me," Carter said. "I want to see at what schools I would fit in.
Carter is planning on taking all five of his allotted visits.
"I want to take my trips because I want to make the school is a place I can see myself living for four years.
"Education will be very important," Carter said. "I want to attend a school that is strong in business or has a good sociology program. I'm looking for a top business school."
Does Carter have a timetable for solidifying his commitment?
"Like I said, I want to take my trips," Carter said. "I also want to see if any other schools offer. Then it will come down to talking with my mom, my brothers and my coaches. Then I will decide what's best for me."
Though Carter has a top three schools, is there an opening for more?
"Well I am open to any school that will offer me," Carter said. "If I see that I fit, then that school can get in my top schools."
Not only is Carter one of the best football players in the state, but he's a heck of a track athlete as well. he ended up placing third in the 200 state meet with a time of 21.4. His best time in the 200 is a sizzling 21.21 and he came in fourth in the state meet with 10.66, but his personal best 10.5.
On the gridiron, Carter earned first-team all-city, first-team all-league and League Defensive Player of the year. He racked up 119 tackles, nine pass deflections, five fumble recoveries, and four forced fumbles while lining up at safety, corner and linebacker.
As a receiver, he hauled in 28 receptions for 833 yards and 11 touchdowns. He rushed for 221 more yards on 21 carries and scored three rushing touchdowns.
Carter was also lethal returning kickoffs returning 20 for 707 yards while averaging 35.4 yards per return.
The scouting report on Carter is he has game breaking speed, and outstanding size. He also leadership qualities and is very coachable. He does whatever is asked of him.
Carter is also good in the classroom and carries a 3.3 GPA.