Defensive back Desman Carter (6-1, 195, 4.59) from Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser is player from the class of 2011 to keep an eye on. He has the versatility that D-I schools like. So far in 2009, he has lined up at safety, cornerback and linebacker.
"If we are playing a spread team," Carter said. "I move from safety to outside linebacker or if somebody gets hurt, I'll play corner, but I mainly play safety."
Like many talented players on the high school level, Carter is being schemed and has been avoided by offenses. He gives Rivals.com an example.
"Last Friday we were playing Colton and they kept running the ball away from me," Carter said. "They probably ended up running the ball my way a total of five times all night and I was playing corner in that game.
So far this season, Carter has three deflected passes and one pick. Not bad when you consider the way teams are avoiding him.
As a sophomore, Carter racked up 48 tackles, five deflected passes and two interceptions. His sophomore performance ended earning him a second-team all-league honor as a defensive back.
Though it is early, Carter is already getting recruiting letters from UCLA, USC, Northwestern, Colorado, Iowa State, and Duke.
Carter also gets it done in the classroom he has a 3.0 GPA and is already planning on taking his SAT next summer.
The scouting report on Carter is he has an outstanding work ethic on and off the field. He is also a solid hitter who has good closing speed on the football.
In the weight room, his current power clean is 215, his bench is 245, he squats 355 and he has recorded a vertical of 32-inches.
What will Carter be looking for in a college once his turn comes around?
"Academics and the way the team plays," Carter said. "I will also be looking at how I fit in with the team."