Carr Still Not Ready To Make A Choice

Four-star offensive lineman Tyler Carr discusses his Big Cat visit to Auburn and his timeline for making a decision.

Gadsden, Ala.--Entering Big Cat Weekend with a top three of Auburn, Alabama and Georgia, four-star offensive lineman Tyler Carr from Southside High said he enjoyed his weekend on the Plains but is no closer to making his decision.

"Right now it's really a tie between all three," Carr said. "There is no real separation. It's kind of a top three now, but there's not a real order."

A frequent visitor to Auburn, the physical lineman had been in for games, camps and unofficial visits many times over the last two years, but nothing like the Big Cat Weekend, which featured a laid-back atmosphere with the recruits and coaches competing in a variety of events designed to be fun.

"It was completely different," Carr said. "It was more relaxed. It wasn't a recruiting trip, it was more of a getting to know you type of deal. It felt like it was very important."

The trip was also about continuing to build relationships, and that was the case with Carr and Auburn offensive line coach J.B. Grimes. Already with a strong bond, Carr said there is just a lot to like about the veteran coach.

"I think he's a great coach," Carr said. "I think it was proven last year with the rushing yards and things like that and the way they turned things around. I think he's a great guy and a great coach. I would feel honored to play for him."

A recruiting priority with an early offer from the Tigers, Carr has gotten the full court press from Gus Malzahn and Grimes but to no avail. The big lineman said he understands that with Auburn's class already taking shape it means the timeline of making his decision by October may have to change for him if he wants to be part of the group.

"They have recruited me hard this whole time and have let me know they wanted me several times," Carr said. "They are just kind of ready for me to come on board.

"I'm crunching numbers every day and looking at who all they pick up," he added. "They are only taking five this year out of high school. There are two spots left right now so it's kind of getting crunched down right now and time is getting limited."


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