Tar Heels Get Carter

Building off the momentum of last week's verbal commitment from Kendric Burney, the Tar Heels have pulled in their fourth pledge of the class of 2006. (Exclusive video highlights included.)

Bruce Carter, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound athlete from Havelock, committed to North Carolina early today when he called his recruiting coordinator Brad Lawing.

"I talked to Coach [Brad] Lawing and he said that [Kendric Burney] had committed so he wanted me to commit too," Carter told Inside Carolina. "So I thought it be nice to commit too. He was really excited for me when I committed. He said that Carolina really wanted me."

Growing up a Tar Heel fan immediately earned North Carolina the leader label as soon as they offered Carter a few months back. Carter toyed with the idea of waiting until after the summer to make a decision, but decided to seal the deal early and shift his focus to academics.

"I thought that I should get this out of the way so I can focus more on my grades and get into college with flying colors," said Carter.

Carter plays quarterback for Havelock where he scored 13 all-purpose touchdowns recorded around 700 yards through the air and another 850 on the ground. However, the Tar Heels' coaching staff plans to utilize his playmaking ability and open field running at the tailback position.

Firmly committed, Carter will only camp and officially visit Chapel Hill. Before committing, East Carolina, N.C. State, Wake Forest, and Virginia Tech were all picking up their recruiting efforts.

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