over interest from West Virginia
Carter had 48 tackles, 20 pass break-ups and five interceptions as a senior and scored five touchdowns last season. He was named to the 2008 Super Southeast 120 by the Mobile Press-Register and was a Class 6A first-team all-state by the St. Petersburg Times selection. Carter was named first-team All-Broward County by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel as a senior and was the team's Most Valuable Player.
Carter runs a 4.5 40-yard dash and has a 31-inch vertical. He is a good studnet with a 2.85 GPA.
Carter will be joined by Ely teammate Eric Jacques
, a 6-foot-2, 285-pound defensive lineman. The Gophers have been actively recruiting Ely junior Jabari Price
, a standout cornerback. Ely has produced outstanding defensive backs such as Patrick Peterson
, the USA Today's national Defensive Player of the Year in 2007, who signed with LSU
. Price played in the recent U.S. Army All-American Combine in San Antonio.
Michael Carter, a 5-foot-11, 154-pound cornerback from Pompano Beach (FL) Ely, has signed a letter of intent with Minnesota. Carter had committed to West Virginia during the 2008 U.S. Army All-American game, but deicded to join Minnesota after receiving a recent visit from Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster. His cousin Tyrone Carter was a two-time All-America performer for Minnesota in 1998-1999.
Michael Carter, a 5-foot-11, 154-pound corner from Pompano Beach (FL) Ely, has signed with Minnesota