November 28, 2007
ASU likely to pick up JUCO corner commitment
The Sun Devils will lose several scholarship cornerbacks from the roster following this season including starter Justin Tryon. Several JUCO players are being considered at the position to fill the void, one of whom is Pasadena (Calif.) City College standout Terell Carr, who will visit the program officially this weekend.
Carr, a 5-foot-9, 180-pounder who played at Sand Springs High School in Tulsa, Okla., signed with Missouri State before electing to go the junior college route despite being a full qualifier.
After playing receiver at Santa Monica College as a freshman, Carr transferred to Pasadena, where he had the opportunity to again play on defense.
"I had a solid season," Carr said. "I had 47 tackles, seven interceptions, one returned for a touchdown. We started out 5-0 but after the 'bye' week we got the news that we weren't going to be able to go to the playoffs or a bowl game because we had done a little seven-on-seven in July. So we lost our [swagger] a little. We were 5-0, we heard that and we heard no playoffs and we ended up going 6-4. But I was still ballin' out."
Carr participated in the Manhattan NIKE Training Camp in May of 2005 while still in high school, and he tied for the fastest electronically-time 40-yard dash at the event, a blazingly quick 4.37 seconds.
The Sun Devils are not the only school actively recruiting Carr, but he said that he may make a decision following his trip to Tempe this weekend.
"I know it's going to be live out there so I'm ready for it," Carr said. "I know it's going to be a good game. It's the first (official) visit. I know the game is going to be straight. I just want to see what the atmosphere is going to be like in person and see the school.
"I checked out the school on the internet and I got to watch the team play against USC. Coach Lubick has been recruiting me and he's been real with me so I feel good about him and the opportunity. I think there's an 80 percent chance I'm going to commit. If everything goes how I hope then I'll commit. If it's as nice as I expect."
Regarding Lubick, Carr said that he safeties coach has painted a nice picture of what to expect at ASU.
"He's been saying a lot of good things about the atmosphere and how everybody comes out and supports the team," Carr said. "They're going to have a nice squad next year and most likely I'll be there to help too."
In the event Carr does not make a commitment, he could take a visit to West Virginia the following weekend.
"They are supposed to offer me if I get out there, that's what the coach who is recruiting me told me," Carr said. Minnesota is trying to trip me out there. They came out here today. South Florida was out here today too. But I'll just see how it goes this weekend and then see what I want to do."
Carr is scheduled to graduate in December, which means he could be available for spring football at the school he selects. He will have three years to play two at the Division I level.
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