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Defensive Back Tamani Carter Leaves Michigan Football Program

Michigan football coach Brady Hoke announced on Sunday that defensive back Tamani Carter, a former three-star recruit, has left the program.

ANN ARBOR, MI - APRIL 16:  Head football coach Brady Hoke stands with his team prior to the start of the annual Spring Game at Michigan Stadium on April 16, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
ANN ARBOR, MI - APRIL 16: Head football coach Brady Hoke stands with his team prior to the start of the annual Spring Game at Michigan Stadium on April 16, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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On an extremely busy team media day on Sunday, Michigan football coach Brady Hoke confirmed that reserve defensive back Tamani Carter has officially left the program to pursue other opportunities, as reported by ESPN.com's Michael Rothstein:

Carter was originally a three-star recruit in the class of 2011, and graded out as the 103rd best cornerback in his high school class according to Scout.com. The first player to sign with the Wolverines following the hiring of Brady Hoke in January of 2011, the 5-foot-11 Carter redshirted in his first year on campus and did not figure to see much playing time this season with a number of upperclassmen ahead of him on the depth chart.

Instead of waiting around for his chance to see the field, though, Carter made the puzzling move to bolt almost immediately before the start of his redshirt freshman campaign. A Pickerington, Ohio native who once held offers from Arizona, Iowa, Minnesota and Stanford in addition to the Wolverines, it is now a complete mystery as to where the young defensive back will wind up.

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