Carter, the son of OSU legend Cris Carter, enrolled at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College last week, his father confirmed to the website.
Last season as a freshman, Carter caught 13 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown. In addition to the Rose Bowl, grades kept the receiver out of spring practice.
If Carter can right his academic ship, he could return to Ohio State in 2011. He would then have three years of eligibility remaining.