The 6’0”, 190-pound Louisiana native had been committed to Nick Saban and his staff for nearly 13 months.
The nation’s No. 5 corner is sure to have plenty of suitors coming after him now that he’s back on the open market.
However, it appears that a few of the Tide’s SEC rivals are trending with one of the Pelican State’s top skill players.
Which schools are ones to watch in Carter’s recruitment moving forward?
Let’s take a look at some of his primary suitors.
Carter was one of several high-profile recruits on hand for Georgia’s ‘Dawg Night’ camp last month.
The visit left an impression on the nation’s No. 51 overall prospect in the 2016 class, as noted by Kipp Adams of Dawgs247.
"I plan on being an early enrollee, so I will make my decision really soon," Carter told Adams. "Sooner than what people think. Georgia has a high chance to get me."
Additionally, as noted by Demetric Warren of Varsity Preps, the Bulldogs added a recent pledge from 2017 4-star athlete Devonta Smith—who is good friends with Carter and hails from nearby Amite, Louisiana.
Smith told Adams that the presence of Georgia Director of Player Personnel Sam Petitto—who spent time as a prep coach in Carter’s hometown of Kentwood before leaving for Athens—is something that helps the Bulldogs’ chances with Carter.
"With Petitto being at Georgia, that brings Shyheim Carter and I closer knowing he is there," Smith told Adams. "I am pretty sure that has us both seriously considering Georgia."
Now that Carter has decommitted, the Bulldogs are among the handful of schools that have to be considered a legitimate landing spot for him.
Before Carter originally pledged to Alabama, in-state power LSU was a school that figured to make a strong push to keep one of its top homegrown products from escaping the state’s borders.
Add in the fact that LSU has a lengthy history of producing elite corners, and it makes sense for Carter to consider staying close to home to play his college football.
“They were really just telling me that LSU was the place for me and I didn’t need to go out-of-state,” Carter told Shipp. “It’s something they have been stressing since they started recruiting me harder than what they were."
With the Tigers running out of room in their 2016 class, the picture at corner could become a matter of first come, first serve with respect to Carter, Fulton and Mullen.
The most recent school to get Carter in for a visit is Ole Miss—who hosted him this weekend for a multi-day visit.
Carter also made his way to Oxford in June for a Rebels summer-camp session and back in April for the club’s spring game.
“Shyheim’s committed to Alabama right now, but I think that’s going to change soon,” Patterson told Johnson following that trip.
The Rebels would love to replenish their corner unit, especially considering that four of the team’s top five corners will be juniors this fall, as noted by Ourlads.
Hugh Freeze would love to pair Carter with current 4-star corner pledge Jaylon Jones.
While new schools may try to enter the picture, considering that the trio of schools listed above were the only schools other than Alabama to host him on campus in recent months, Carter figures to land on the campus of one these SEC powers in the end.
Sanjay Kirpalani is a National Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all quotes obtained firsthand and all recruiting information courtesy of 247Sports.