1. Oklahoma State Cowboys
The most ideal fit for a transfer prospect like Carter, who will still have a few years of eligibility left when he can play with his next program, would be one from the Power Five that puts him in contention at some level. Staying inside the Big 12 and with a program that offered him originally as a recruit has to be an attractive place for Carter to land when it’s all said and done.
A single Big 12 program that could check off most of the boxes on Carter’s transfer destination list would be the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Immediate playing time is also something that could draw some interest from Carter to head coach Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State. Since the depth in starting to thin out at running back for the Pokes, the playing time factor is opening up for transfer prospects like Carter.
Oklahoma State loses a few key pieces from its 2018 backfield. The most important of those losses will be would-be rising senior running back Justice Hill and rising junior J.D. King. Most Oklahoma State fans figured that King would be the answer for the Pokes in the backfield for 2019 and 2020, alongside rising sophomore Chuba Hubbard.
Hill is set to declare early for the 2019 NFL Draft, and he’s missing Oklahoma State’s appearance in the Liberty Bowl against the Mizzou Tigers. Carter could add a nice one-two punch to the Oklahoma State backfield along with Hubbard.
Something else that could appeal to Carter about taking his talent to the Oklahoma State football program is the idea of playing for a coach that recruited him heavily out of Langham Creek. Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich will be heading into his seventh season with the program, and Carter knows what he could bring in that scheme.