February 6, 2008

Getting to know: Deveron Carr

The Sun Devils earned verbal commitments from nine of the Top-25 recruits in Arizona's 2008 high school class including the No. 24 recruit, Scottsdale, Chaparral High standout Deveron Carr, who earned all-state honors as a return specialist.

Name: Deveron Carr

Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
School: Chaparral HS
Position: Cornerback
Height: 5-11
Weight: 185 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.34 seconds (hand timed at combine)
Bench max: 245 pounds
Squat max: 375 pounds
Powerclean: 225 pounds
Vertical leap: 39 inches
Shuttle time: 4.19 seconds

Senior Honors: all-state return specalist

Rivals.com Rankings: No. 24 in Arizona 2008 class

Offers: ASU, Arizona, Colorado

Favorite Food: Mexican Food -- Green Chile Burrito Enchilada Style. Macayos.

Favorite Drink: Gatorade -- Red (color)

Favorite movie: Paid in Full

Favorite music type/artist: R&B/Plies

Favorite Female Celebrity: Megan Good

Favorite NFL Player: (Chicago Bear) "Devon Hester. He's the only one on Madden with 100 speed. He's a monster."

Favorite hobbies: watching TV, chilling

Role Model: "My Dad and brother. Robert Carr, Robert Carr Jr. Robert Carr III and my cousin Phillip Jefferson Jr."

Best sports memory: "I would have to say playing against Saguaro in the rain and I ran for a big touchdown and I was really moving."

First time he knew he was good: When I got to Chaparral and they just turned me into something I didn't think I could be. I didn't play lick of defense until my senior year, they said you got the speed, I went to a combine and put up D1 numbers they said you could do it."

On eventually moving to ASU: "The thoughts, I don't know. I just think it's going to be all right. It's going to be different not being able to look at my mom every day when I wake up. I want to play ball and go to school. You've gotta be a man someday. I'm just going to do me. My mom and dad work a lot. I go to school on my own, get around on my own. So that part won't be that different."

On his decision to attend ASU: "For one, when I was on my official visit, I liked how they treated me. When I get free time I can see family. Arizona is where I was born and I'm not ready for cold weather. I love coach Erickson, coach Stretz, and coach Burns, we touched bases a couple times, I like (Erickson), he knows what he's doing."

On his goals for the coming year: I don't know. I really haven't set any goals expect to go out there 110% and go from there."

On his signing day plans: I don't have any yet. I try not to think about it a lot. When it's there it's there. I don't think about. I'm not the type of person who gets excited before I'm there because I always feel like you might get your excitement crushed, you will get your feelings hurt. Then when you get there you can really get excited."

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