Carter is a talented 5-foot-10, 175-pound wide out and is rated as a two-star on Scout.com. The speedster has caught 34 passes this season for 538 yards and six scores.
The former Cincinnati commit was blown away on his recent visit to Minneapolis and felt that it was the right time to become a Gopher.
"It feels great," he said. "All the stress is gone and I'm beyond comfortable with my decision."
Carter saw that the University of Minnesota offered more than just a place to play football, it could be his home for the coming years.
"I chose Minnesota because when I went there I could see it was more than football, it's all love and family oriented," he said.
The Minnesota staff has been after Carter for some time and was ecstatic to hear the news.
"The coaches were all yelling in the background and saying congrats and how happy they were," he explained. "It felt great."
Carter becomes the sixth member and first wide receiver of the Gophers' 2013 recruiting class.