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Four-Star IOL DeAndre Carter names finalists, sets commitment date

Hayes Fawcett updated head shotby:Hayes Fawcett08/17/23


Four-Star interior offensive lineman DeAndre Carter of Santa Ana (CA) will be announcing his college decision on September 3rd.

The 6-foot-4, 340 pounder is down to the following: Texas, Auburn, and Michigan State.

Breaking down the finalists

Carter broke down what stands out about each of his top schools:

Texas Longhorns – A couple of my teammates go there and they talk about how awesome it is and that they love it. Coach Flood is a very good OL coach and loved the program. Loved the environment and the fans.

Auburn Tigers– I love the coaches and the environment. I love the campus and the fans. Love the traditions there. Love what they have to offer for the education program. 

Michigan State Spartans– I really love coach Kap and coach Lail, the OL coaches are great. I loved the facilities and scenery at campus and I loved what they had to offer education wise.

DeAndre Carter Recruiting Profile

Carter ranks as the No. 151 player in the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He also tabs in as the No. 8 interior offensive lineman and the No. 17 player in the state of California.

He currently has an On3 NIL Valuation of $83K. The On3 NIL Valuation is the industry’s leading index that sets high school and college athletes’ projected annual value (PAV). The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.

Personal Life (via On3)

“DeAndre Carter has been a starter for national powerhouse Santa Ana (California) Mater Dei ever since his freshman season. In fact, his first start on varsity came against rival and nationally ranked St. John Bosco. He then went on to start wire-to-wire at left tackle for Mater Dei in 2021, leading the Monarchs to a No. 1 ranking in the country. He generated a lot of national attention that season when he dominated against Duncanville (Texas) High School, a roster that was loaded with blue-chip defensive linemen. Carter told the Valley News he has always had a big frame and wanted to play football since an early age. “My mom tells me of not being able to make the birthdate cut the first year – I wasn’t 5 yet – and being extremely disappointed,” he said. “But she made sure to take me back the following year.” Basketball was also a huge love for Carter growing up, where he even made his middle school team and was the MVP, plus an all-star. But football is his first love, and he owes a lot of his success to his parents, including his mom (Patty Carter). “She’s on him just as much as I am,” his father, Antoine Carter, said. “If we notice anything that can be perfected, she will let him know. She even knows his plays, which drives him crazy.”