3. Baylor Bears
We’re going to keep most of the focus on potential transfer destinations for Carter, after he departs Texas football, in and around the Big 12 footprint. Players like Carter that transfer early in their careers often choose a destination close to home, or close to the previous program and college town where they reside.
As a recruit during the 2017 cycle, Carter was rated as the No. 10 running back in the nation, according to 247Sports. The Langham Creek High School product and Houston, TX, native was also a top 175 prospect overall in the nation and top 30 out of the state of Texas. He could choose one of the programs that looked closely at him during his recruitment.
One of the programs in the Big 12 that offered him and pursued him strongly up until his commitment to the Texas football program was the Baylor Bears. While he was recruited by Baylor and head coach Matt Rhule, the program was amid a ton of turmoil and was on the brink of a dismal one-win 2017 campaign.
Baylor has really turned it around since Rhule took over before the 2017 season, and that could draw more interest from Carter. Waco is also a proximal distance from both the Forty Acres and his hometown of Houston. Baylor likely returns just two running backs with significant experience next year in rising redshirt senior JaMychal Hasty and rising junior John Lovett. It could be a good fit for Carter and he could get some playing time soon after he is eligible at his transfer destination.