WR Eric Carter enjoys Minnesota trip

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Three-star wide receiver Eric Carter (Lakeland, Fla./Lake Gibson) took an official visit to Minnesota earlier in the month, and the 5-foot-11, 175-pound senior said the Golden Gophers made a strong impression on him.

“It was a wonderful visit and it’s a great, supportive school because they just love their sports teams,” Carter said. “You see the hockey and basketball players showing the football players love, and then the football players show the hockey team love, and they all go to all the games.

“Right away you feel like you’re a part of a family, a part of a group of people that just want to see each other do well.”

Carter said that he found out he could even deal with the cold weather. Or at least he’s willing to try to deal with the cold weather.

“Once the sun went down it got a little chilly and I wasn’t totally expecting it,” Carter joked. “I mean the stadium is outdoors, too, right? But they play most of their games during the day and, you know, the practice facilities are indoors, so that’s cool.

“In reality I’ll just buy some warm clothes and call it day.”

Carter said his next trip will likely be to Marshall within the next month. He is also planning to visit Iowa State and Western Kentucky but the dates for those visits have yet to be determined.

He committed to Cincinnati over the summer but decommitted before the season began. Carter was hoping to earn a scholarship from West Virginia at one point but said that he is no longer in contact with the Mountaineers coaching staff.