The former competitor and neurosurgeon hinted Wednesday that he's considering an appointment as Trump's leader of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
"After serious discussions with the Trump transition team, I feel that I can make a significant contribution particularly to making our inner cities great for everyone," Carson wrote in a post to his Facebook page. "We have much work to do in strengthening every aspect of our nation and ensuring that both our physical infrastructure and our spiritual infrastructure is solid.
"An announcement is forthcoming about my role in helping to make America great again."
Carson spokesman Armstrong Williams said an offer to join Trump's cabinet is being considered, although the Wall Street Journal reported earlier Wednesday that the physician had already accepted the HUD post.
Williams told The Hill that was not the case, and that Carson is still mulling an appointment.
The stance is a 180-degree turn for Carson, who insisted last week that he did not wish to serve in Trump's administration.
"Now the hard work begins of restoring the values that made us great. We must bring back the compassion and the unity that empowers us and banish the divisiveness that weakens us," his Facebook post added.
Carson is one of many high profile figures being considered for key cabinet posts. Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin are reportedly among those being considered for various appointments.