On Sunday evening, Mansfield (Texas) Legacy strong-side defensive end Taurean Carter trimmed his list of options to 10 schools, and TCU, Oklahoma State, and Texas Tech are all still in the mix. Purdue, Houston, Colorado, Utah State, Michigan State, Indiana, and Florida each survived Carter’s cut, as well.
— Taurean Carter II (@KingCvrterII) May 20, 2018
Carter also holds invitations from Minnesota, SMU, Southern Miss, and UTSA, but those programs are no longer being considered.
One of the top defensive lineman prospects in Texas, Carter’s most recent offer stems from TCU, which recently offered on May 18, but still made the cut in short order. Oklahoma State and Texas Tech each offered earlier in the spring, with the latter hosting Carter for an unofficial visit on April 7.
Standing at 6-foot-3, 260 pounds, Carter totaled 65 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and 8 sacks in 2017 en route to first-team all-district honors.
Carter is ranked as the nation’s No. 49 strong-side defensive end and the No. 96 player in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite.