Carr "It Was A Great Weekend"

Auburn commitment Tyler Carr discusses his official visit to check out the Tigers.

Gadsden, Ala.--While the game didn’t turn out like he hoped it didn’t stop Auburn commitment Tyler Carr from having a great weekend on the Plains. Visiting with his entire family as the Tigers fell in a close game to Texas A&M, the four-star offensive lineman said the experience was an important one for him because it allowed him to continue to build relationships with his future teammates.

“That’s real big,” Carr said. “I feel like it’s something that is going to be pretty key. Getting to know the players and having a relationship with them, you play better for each other. This class coming in, we’re all pretty tight. We text a lot and that kind of thing. That’s pretty good.”

A prospect who has visited Auburn dozens of times over the years after coming to games at Jordan-Hare Stadium since he was small, Carr said for him the visit only confirmed his thoughts on the Tigers and what he’s grown up knowing.

“It was different and not different at the same time,” Carr said. “I have been to Auburn a lot. It’s going to take a lot for them to pull out something new on me. It was a really great weekend and I had a great time. Just getting to be in Auburn and hang out with the guys was the big thing.”

Capable of playing either guard or tackle on the next level for the Tigers, Carr said at the moment that’s not a concern for either him or Coach J.B. Grimes. With plenty of time to sort those things out before he gets on the field Carr said Auburn is just concentrating on finishing out the 2014 season on a strong note.

“They are really kind of focusing on this year right now,” Carr said. “I think we’ll take that approach when we get there. He (Grimes) has recruited a lot of talent. I don’t know, we’ll just see how it goes. They are focusing on this year and seeing how it goes.”

Another focus for Auburn is on finishing out the class strong and that means adding more talent to the roster. One of the players that the Tigers are targeting is five-star Martez Ivey. A visitor this weekend as well, Carr said he hopes it works out well for Auburn.

“I really like him,” Carr said. “I think he’s a classy guy. I have a lot of respect for him. We got to hang out a lot last night. I think he’s a great ballplayer and would be a great addition. I hope he had a good weekend and hope he comes down.”

With his visit out of the way and recruiting done, Carr can focus on ending his high school season in a memorable way. Taking on Decatur in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs this Friday night, Carr said the goal is to get to Jordan-Hare Stadium for the Super 7 so he can finish his career at Southside in his future home.

“Getting to focus on finishing the season and hopefully taking it all the way back here, that’s big for me not having to worry about all this recruiting and stuff,” Carr said. “Just being able to relax when I go down there is huge.

“It would be something special getting to finish out my high school career with a lot of guys I really appreciate and the first game of hopefully many starting there,” he added. “It would be something special. It would be really crazy.”

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