Sun Devils High on Pasadena Corner's List

Terell Carr has been recruited for just two months by ASU, but the impression the maroon and gold have left on him has been strong. Consequently, he's starting his official visit circuit with a visit to Tempe this weekend. Devils Digest talked to the cornerback about his recruitment.

"Arizona State has been recruiting me since October and they offered me like three weeks after they started recruiting me," said the 5-9 180 Terell Carr. "Coach Matt Lubick is recruiting me, and I like how straight forward he is with me all the time. He told me that they really want me, but I don't have a starting position waiting for me, and that I have to work for it. Arizona State is right where I wanna be. I can see myself there. Arizona State is what's happening now. I really like what Coach Erickson has done with the program and they're 9-2."

After prepping at Sand Springs High School in Tulsa, Okla., Carr, who is a qualifier, signed with 1AA Missouri State. However, before he arrived on campus he had a change of heart and decided he wanted to play at the Division I level. He went to Santa Monica junior college in 2006 and played as a wide receiver and registered 28 catches and 333 yards. After that season, he decided to transfer to Pasadena City College.

"I wanted to be on the defensive side from the get go," he explained, "but Santa Monica wouldn't let me. I love playing corner, because I control my own destiny and I don't have to wait for the quarterback to throw me the ball…Pasadena plays in a better conference and is more passionate about football than Santa Monica."

Pasadena got into some legal hot water, and violated an NCAA law when they had an organized scrimmage in the summer. Thus, they're not eligible for post-season play. They finished the season at 6-4. Carr tallied 47 tackles, seven interceptions and 13 pass breakups on the year. "I'm a good cover guy and I play well against the run," he said of his skills. "I can probably do a better job defending the fade routes."

Aside from the Sun Devils, Carr has received offers from Tulsa and UTEP. "West Virginia maybe offer me if I visit there," Carr commented. "I'm supposed to visit there the week after Arizona State." Tempe will mark his first official visit and Carr admitted that there's a good chance he may pledge on his visit this weekend.

Carr is scheduled to graduate in December, and will be able to sign a Letter of Intent on December 19th. The cornerback is a three for two player in terms of eligibility.

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