Ohio defensive back Tamani Carter is Brady Hoke's first Michigan football recruit
Updated with quotes at 8:50 p.m.
Tamani Carter, a cornerback from Pickerington (Ohio) Central, is reportedly the first recruit to verbally commit to new Michigan football coach Brady Hoke.
Carter, a three-star Rivals.com recruit, changed his commitment from Minnesota to Michigan and committed to the Wolverines this week, his coach, Jay Sharrett said.
"When coach Hoke took over," Sharrett said. "It happened pretty quick."
Listed at 6-foot and 175-pounds, Carter had 55 tackles and three interceptions - two returned for touchdown - during his senior season at Pickerington Central. As a receiver, Carter caught 25 passes for more than 300 yards.
Carter was a three-year starter for Pickerington Central at cornerback. Sharrett said he opened eyes during his junior year, both in football and in track when teams saw him run.
"He's a corner that doesn't, he kind of enjoys the physical part of the game," Sharrett said. "He's a good, solid tackler and when it comes time to drive his shoulder pads, he'll do that.
"I think that's what makes him appealing to a lot of schools."
Sharrett said Carter is planning on visiting Michigan this weekend.
Michigan men's basketball reporter Michael Rothstein contributed to this report.