Taurean Carter II, a highly-regarded three-star defensive end out of Mansfield Legacy High School in Texas, has named his final four schools and the Michigan State Spartans were included on that list.
I am thankful to have have this opportunity ...FINAL 4‼️ pic.twitter.com/04P4mEB3vZ— Taurean Carter II (@KingCvrterII) August 16, 2018
MSU is joined by Lone Star State programs Texas and Texas Tech, as well as Arkansas. Arkansas is actually favored to land the defensive line product, however, as the 247Sports Crystal Ball currently gives the Razorbacks a 92 percent chance at landing Carter.
Carter has garnered quite a bit of attention from big FBS programs. In addition to the schools named above, Carter had offers from TCU, Florida, Colorado, Indiana, Minnesota, Purdue, Oklahoma State, Houston and others.
According to the 247Sports Composite, Carter ranks as the No. 40 strong-side defensive end in the country, No. 71 player in the state of Texas and the No. 606 prospect overall in the nation.
Michigan State already has two very good strong-side defensive ends in the 2019 recruiting class, and the Spartans are also favored to land Canton’s Darius Robinson. What Carter can bring, however, is an ability to play in the interior. He is listed at 6-feet-3-inches tall and weights 260 pounds.
The Spartans offered Carter back in December. He has not visited East Lansing yet, but will likely take an official visit during the fall.