Four-star defensive back Shyheim Carter had been committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide for more than a year when he announced his decommitment from the school on Monday afternoon. It didn’t take long for schools to begin their pursuit after the top defensive player.
According to Oregon Live, the Ducks are one of the teams that are seeking to land Carter and they should feel pretty confident. Carter said that he is going to take an official visit to the school, but that isn’t the only reason why the Ducks should feel high up on Carter’s list.
“Oregon has been my favorite school since I was growing up,” Carter said earlier this summer. “I’m going to take my official visit I don’t know when, but I’m going to take an official visit there though.”
The relationship with Oregon and Carter has grown exponentially over the summer and it is thanks mostly to Oregon linebacker coach Eric Chinander, who has been checking up on Carter periodically this offseason.
“Coach Chin, he’s talked to me about things,” Carter explained. “I’ve talked on to him on the phone a few times. He wants me to come up there to campus, so I’m going to go for my official visit.”
Carter is from Kentwood, Louisiana and the LSU Tigers have also come knocking since he announced he would not be going to the school’s SEC West rival in 2016. There is reason to believe that Carter would stay in-state, but Oregon has also made a good case for him to go to Eugene.
Carter is the fourth ranked athlete in country and the fifty-eighth player overall for the class of 2016.
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