Prospect 2004

Carter's father played hoops at FSU.

<b>Tony Carter </b> is one of the top defensive backs from the state of Florida and that's saying a lot considering the amount of talent in the Sunshine State at both cornerback and safety. Carter, from Jacksonville (Fla.) Mandarin High School, finished the season with only four interceptions and three blocked punts. That should be considered an exceptional year for Carter considering the opposition didn't really come his away.

"Honestly, it was a boring season for me," Carter said with a chuckle. "I mean that in the sense the other teams really didn't throw my way at all. They would throw to the other side. But I know that helped out my teammates and that showed me respect."

With the season done for Carter and his teammates he can now focus on recruiting. At this point, the Florida State Seminoles are in the driver's seat for Carter signature on National Signing Day in February.

"My father, Tony Sr., played basketball at FSU. I grew up a huge fan. You could say that it has been my dream to play for the ‘Noles. I love Bobby Bowden. But I am really trying to keep an open perspective on recruiting and want to take my visits."

Carter has scheduled visits to Oregon (12-5), USC (12-12), Tennessee (1-12) and Florida State (1-19). But according to the cornerback, things are going to change with the Ducks and Trojans.

"I haven't really heard from Oregon so I will likely cancel that visit and move up the Southern Cal trip to December 5th because I am taking the ACT on December 13th. The only other team I am considering visiting is Florida but that is up in the air right now."

So as of now, Carter is scheduled to visit the Ducks (12-5) and Trojans (12-12) in January but it looks as if he will bump up USC regardless because of the ACT. Perhaps Oregon will still get a visit. TheInsiders.com will update Carter and his visit schedule real soon.

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