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Three more verbals for the Blue Raiders

2/1/2013

Seniors Mike Minter (Atlanta/McNair), Jimal McBride (Waycross, Ga./Ware County) and Shane Tucker (Memphis, Tenn./University) are all on board with Middle Tennessee, according to multiple sources. Additionally, Max Olson of ESPN's HornsNation reported earlier Friday that Contra Costa College (San Pablo, Calif.) linebacker Aaron Norton-Buford selected the Blue Raiders.

Minter is a 5-foot-11, 162-pound cornerback who picked MTSU over a scholarship offer from Buffalo and interest from Cincinnati, Duke and Georgia Tech. He posted some impressive combine figures this spring on the Nike circuit, including an electronically-timed 4.57 40-yard dash and 32.1-inch vertical.

ESPN considers McBride a two-star talent. Colorado State, Florida International, Georgia State, Louisiana-Lafayette and South Alabama also offered the 6-foot-1, 288-pound defensive tackle. His evaluation states, "Flashes the tools to be a tough solid defender and for the FBS level may more ideally fit as a wave player."

Tucker, a 5-foot-11, 205-pound running back, took an official visit to Auburn last weekend but does not have an offer from the Tigers. He ultimately chose MTSU over Arkansas State, Kentucky, Louisville, Memphis and Western Kentucky.

The Blue Raiders' 2013 currently has 18 pledges.