Carr Commits to Sun Devils

Arizona State marked the first official visit for Terell Carr. Ultimately, that's all the Pasadena Junior College cornerback needed to experience to make his decision. As reported first here on Carr pledged to the maroon and gold earlier today at the conclusion of his official visit.

"It feels real good being a Sun Devil," said the 5-9 180 Terell Carr. "The academics part and Jean Boyd who runs them impressed me the most. I like how they work with the athletes on their academics. There's no way you can fail school unless you're not trying. After seeing all that, I just knew that this is where I wanted to be." Carr mentioned that he's academically qualified to enroll in the spring.

From a football perspective, the corner was impressed with the atmosphere and the sold out crowd at Sun Devil stadium, who witnessed the maroon and gold beat their archrival 20-17. "The fans were crazy at that game," he commented. "The fans are wild there. The facilities are great and the team has great coaches." Carr added that he was hosted by ASU safety Rodney Cox.

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. He was scheduled to visit West Virginia next weekend, but won't do so because of his commitment to ASU.

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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