"We don’t necessarily like him lighting our guys up, but we like him lighting our opponents up,” said secondary coach Bobby Jack Wright, who accidentally got taken out by Carter during a practice early on this spring. "He’s a sharp, smart, physical guy that has a great presence out there.
"If he can stay healthy, he’s shown us all along that he has a chance to really be a good player.”
At Wright’s instruction, Carter, who was a quarterback in high school, has spent this offseason watching a tape of another ex-high school quarterback: former OU free safety Brandon Everage, who punished opposing receivers that dared to come across the middle.
"I relate to him a lot, because we’re about the same size,” said Carter, who is roughly 6-foot-2, 200 pounds. "He was a great hitter.
"Like him, I’m looking forward to this season, being around the ball and making some big hits every game.”