Solidly committed to the Tigers after growing up a fan and planning to enroll in December, Carr pointed out that this weekend is really about just continuing to build relationships and getting more acquainted with everyone at Auburn.
“I have been real focused on the playoffs and I’ll enjoy it when it comes this weekend,” Carr said of his official visit. “To be honest with you, I haven’t thought a whole lot about it. It’s just kind of the same routine for me. I’ll just have to get up a little earlier Saturday morning, but that’s about it.
“It’s really going to be a better opportunity for me to get to know some of the players a lot better that I’ll be around here in a couple of months,” he added. “Maybe I’ll get to hang out with them for a little bit. It’s just going to be an extended trip from what we always do. I don’t think it will be anything special because I have seen a lot of Auburn. I don’t know how many tricks they can really pull out of the bag on me. I have been around for a while. I’m looking forward to it. I think it will be a good time.”
A frequent visitor to Auburn games this fall, Carr has paid extra attention to the Tigers’ offense and that has meant some good thoughts for the four-star lineman. Seeing the line come together and the scoring go up in recent weeks, Carr said what Auburn is doing on the field right now is what he’s expecting to see plenty of in the coming years as well.
“I’m really excited about it,” Carr said. “I feel like I will be able to come in at a really good time at Auburn. I think Gus Malzahn has got the perfect set-up to maybe make a dynasty out of this team. I think they’ve got a really good shot. He came in that first year and you saw how that went.
"This year they are a top four team. I think he’s got a really good shot of making Auburn that kind of team again. I really can’t wait to be a part of that and can’t wait to see how this season finishes up and then into the next season when I’m down there.”
Starting off the season on a down note with Carr dealing with mononucleosis, Southside limped out of the gate to a 1-2 start with losses to Oxford and Chelsea, but since that time it has been an impressive run for the Panthers on the way to a region title. Winning seven consecutive games with only one decided by less that two touchdowns, Carr said he’s excited to keep things rolling on Friday night in the first round of the playoffs.
“We started off kind of rough,” Carr said. “I have been real proud of this team. We’ve come together and gelled and got some people back. We’re going to have a really good time in the playoffs. We have a tough game in the first round. I can’t wait to get to work. Our team has gelled at the right time and has a really good shot of doing some good things.
“I’m really looking forward to getting into the playoffs and showing we’re a contender team,” he added. “We made a really good run last year in 5A ball and I think we’ve got a shot to do it again this year. I’m really looking forward to it and looking forward to the game (against Pinson Valley). They are a really good team and we’ll see what they can do and what we can do with them.”