OSU football recruiting: Move to Dallas, rise in recruiting interest went hand-in-hand for Trey Carter

BY CHRIS BRANNICK, Staff Writer, cbrannick@opubco.com Published: February 3, 2014

Add Trey Carter to the list of Louisiana natives headed to Oklahoma State, albeit via Dallas, Texas. Carter moved to Dallas the summer before his senior year from Shreveport, La.

The 6-foot-4 defensive end wasn't heavily recruited prior to the move to Dallas, but playing football for a big school in Dallas can be good for a big talent like Carter, who was an All-District selection in Shreveport.

Carter stood out in Dallas, earning Co-Defensive MVP in his district and the offers started to roll in. Just two weeks after finishing his senior season at L.G. Pinkston High School, Carter committed to Oklahoma State.

Carter arrived from Shreveport, La., right before the start of two-a-days for L.G. Pinkston's football squad. Gerald Smith, the coach at Pinkston, said when Carter and his dad showed up at the football field, Smith and his assistants stood in awe.

“You don't see many six-and-a-half-feet tall, 300-pound kids in high school,” Smith said. “We told them what they needed to do to be able to play and he was at practice the next morning.”

Smith said Carter was the first one at practice and wanted to stay late and work out every day. But in Louisiana, Carter wasn't recruited by Division I schools. A summer camp at Oklahoma State changed that.

“He went to OSU camp over the summer,” Smith said. “He became a big fan of the coaches, facilities there and everything else.”


Hometown/school: Dallas/L.G. Pinkston

Position: Defensive end

Height, Weight: 6-4, 250

Stars: 3;4;3

Twitter: @treycarter2014

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