4-Star OL Tyler Carr Headed to Auburn

Four-star offensive lineman Tyler Carr announced his decision on Tuesday, choosing the Auburn Tigers over Alabama and Georgia.

Gadsden, Ala.--Auburn continued its strong run on the offensive line for the 2015 class on Tuesday when four-star prospect Tyler Carr chose the Tigers over Alabama, Georgia and dozens of others at a ceremony at Southside High School.

Carr Chooses Auburn

A frequent visitor on the Plains since he was a young kid, Carr has had Auburn as one of his top schools since the beginning of the process.

While he strongly considered both the Crimson Tide and the Bulldogs, in the end the chance to play for the team he's grown up following was too good to pass up for the 6-5, 320-pounder as well as being part of an Auburn program looking for bigger and better things down the road.

"I think they have got a great coaching staff," Carr tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I have really enjoyed being around those guys. I have really enjoyed the way they coached and what they have done with the program this past year.

"I really feel like there is a good shot at playing time," he said. "They have got a really successful line coming back next year so it will be interesting to see what happens.

"It has been a ball for me," he added. "I have really enjoyed everything and all the people down there. I really like what they've got going on. I really feel like I have been blessed."

One of the biggest draws for Carr to Auburn was having the opportunity to play for Coach J.B. Grimes and the Tigers. In just his first season on the Plains the veteran coach put together one of the top offensive lines in school history. That included number NFL Draft's number two overall selection with Greg Robinson to St. Louis. Carr said his relationship with Grimes was big in his decision to become a Tiger.

"I think he's a really great guy," Carr said. "I have been around him quite some time now and I really can see myself playing for him. I think he's one of the best coaches out there. He's very experienced and works very hard at it."

Part of an intense recruiting battle for well over a year, the big lineman can now focus on helping teammates such as Tyler Queen and Kerryon Johnson recruit for the Tigers. His first order of business, however, is helping his team make a run at the state championship. Coming up just short in 2013, Carr said that's his goal now that recruiting his behind him.

"I feel really relieved after the decision," Carr said. "I think it's kind of like the weight of the world lifted off your shoulders after it's said and done. I really enjoyed the whole process and I feel like it's just time to focus on high school and my senior season and being the best I can be as a player. I'm ready to put it behind me and move on."

Carr becomes the 16th verbal commitment for Auburn in the 2015 class and becomes the fourth offensive line pledge, joining Bailey Sharp, Kaleb Kim and Marquel Harrell.

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