WR Eric Carter commits to Minnesota

Eric Carter (Lakeland, Fla./Lake Gibson) is headed to Minnesota.

The 5-foot-10, 175-pound receiver was originally committed to Cincinnati, but after re-opening his recruitment, he decided the Gophers' program was the best place for him.

"It's official," he said. "It is a family away from family. It is another home and I love the coaching staff and how good they are."

Carter is Minnesota's seventh commitment for the Class of 2013 and the second Florida native pledge, joining juco defensive tackle Jordan Hinojoso. At this time, Carter is the only wide receiver commitment for the Gophers.