He had offers from the likes of Arizona State, Arkansas, Miami (Fla.), Mississippi, Mississippi State, OU, TCU, and Tennessee among others. He had a strong senior season despite playing for a less than stellar team. Carter finished with 89 tackles, 30 tackles for loss, and 15 sacks.
"I did have a really good season and I did it in just eight games," said Carter. "God blessed me with a really good season and I was able to do that with the help of my teammates in just eight games. I was hurt the last two games of the season."
Carter said he suffered a high ankle sprain in the Pinkston Vikings game with Seagoville. If Carter could have finished the season and Pinkston won two more games they might have made the playoffs.
Carter really helped carry the team defensively. He had visited Mississippi State prior to the official visit he made to Oklahoma State last weekend to witness the ninth-ranked Cowboys 49-17 win over third-ranked Baylor.
"It was awesome, " Carter said of the visit. "I went down and saw the players and the coaches before the game and after the game I got to see the players and visit with coach (Mike) Gundy. The whole visit was awesome."
So was the visit what sewed up the commitment from Carter to the Cowboys?
"No, it wasn't the visit," he said. "It was when we were with coach Gundy and he told us that he promised he would make sure I got my education. He said even if anything happened to me before I got to school or after, he promised I would get my education. If I play at the next level is up to me, but me getting an education is something he's in charge of. That impressed me.
"I want to major in law enforcement. I want to be a district attorney," added Carter when asked about his major.
Carter is, again, the 23rd commitment in the Cowboys 2014 class and the third defensive end prospect to commit.