2. SMU Mustangs
There’s always a chance that when a player transfers partly due to a lack of playing time and future opportunity, like Carter is from Texas football, that he picks a Group of Five school. Carter taking his talents to head coach Sonny Dykes and the SMU Mustangs wouldn’t be too surprising since he’d get to stay in state and go to a program that offered him during his recruitment.
Choosing SMU would have some of the similar logic for Carter that Baylor would. The main point of appeal for Carter in Dallas, TX, would be the immediate playing time. Carter would be able to see some significant reps in the SMU backfield as soon as he’s eligible to play again. That would likely be first during the 2020 campaign.
However, the announcement that Cater is no longer with the team and that he’s planning to leave the Texas football program puts him as one of the more talented open market prospects. Even though Carter will have to sit out for one year, he’s very skilled and most Group of Five programs would love to bring him into the mix.
All that SMU has returning in the backfield next year is rising redshirt senior Xavier Jones and rising true senior Ke’Mon Freemon. Since both Jones and Freemon are rising seniors, it’s anyone’s best guess as to where the Mustangs turn for an answer in at running back for the 2020 season at this point. Carter could give them a set in stone starter heading into the 2020 campaign.