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UND FOOTBALL: Michigan prep Carter gives program verbal commitment

This offseason has hit the UND football team’s defensive backfield hard.

North Dakota has grown thin, especially at cornerback, due to graduation and transfers.

The attrition frees up plenty of opportunities for playing time.

Chris Carter, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., hopes to be in that mix right away.

Carter, who is 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds, gave his verbal commitment to UND on Tuesday. He becomes the 14th known verbal of Bubba Schweigert’s first recruiting class.

Carter chose North Dakota over offers from Butler, Valparaiso, Buffalo and Indiana State.

Rivals considers Carter a two-star recruit. He’s the only member of UND’s 2014 recruiting class with the distinction.

“I’m looking forward to playing,” said Carter. “Hopefully, I can come in at camp and prove myself.”

Carter expects to come to Grand Forks in June for early workouts. He plans to study business at UND.

“They’re solid academically,” Carter said. “They have a good business school. From the football standpoint, I felt like coach Schweigert and the staff will go in the right direction. I really like the guys they’re bringing in. I want to be part of something special.”

Carter won three state championships in Michigan as a part of Brother Rice High School. Carter was a safety early in his career before moving to cornerback. He plans to play corner at UND.

Brother Rice High School was ranked 11th in the nation by USA Today and 37th in the country by Max Preps.

Tom Miller

Miller has been with the Grand Forks Herald sports department for the past 13 years. He's also a Grand Forks native and UND graduate. 

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