Allen Cater is a 3-star defensive end for Mt. Paran Christian high school (Marietta, Ga.) who will decide between Arkansas and North Carolina on Wednesday.
While on his official visit to Arkansas earlier this month, Cater had a surreal experience with a overzealous Razorbacks fan.
“I was eating at a restaurant during my Arkansas visit, and the waiter came over and asked who we were and told us we should become Hawgs,’” Cater said.
“The guy told us ‘Once you’re a Hawg, you’re always a Hawg! I don’t bleed blood, I bleed little piggies!’
Cater said the man went to the back to grab a knife and show them, but his friends stopped him.
“That guy was crazy. It was a little funny, but definitely a memorable moment that I won’t forget. Those Arkansas fans really love their football team.”
Here are few other things to know about Cater:
1. Pre-game therapy: “I usually don’t have any rituals before the game, I just try to stay focused all day and maybe listen to some music in the locker room. However, about mid-way through the season, my coach and I started doing some pre-game therapy talk to make sure I’m in the right mindset. We always go over three words when we talk and that’s ‘Hustle, Dominate, and Tackle”.” I feel it helps me a lot and keeps me focused on what I’m doing so I can dominate the opponent.”
2. Beating drums, and fishing: “When I’m not playing football I’m either drumming or fishing. I’ve been drumming since I was two years old, and I started fishing not long after that. My favorite song to play on the drums is Fred Hammond’s ‘They That Wait’.” For Cater, fishing is a family tradition. “I love fishing with the family. My favorite spot to fish is at Yellowjacket Creek. I joke with my family that I might not catch the most fish when we go out, but I always catch the biggest one!”
3. Underrated prospect: Cater said he’s always been known as “underrated”, and that’s what strives him to be the best. “I enjoy proving people wrong,” Cater said. “I know I have been blessed by God with all this talent, so I try to earn respect every time I get on the field because I know I can be great. It makes me feel good when I see someone smile and give me props after they watch me play.”