Just before the beginning of the regular season Marcus Carr hurt his knee and that caused him to miss nearly the entirety of the Montverde Academy year. However now Carr is back healthy and again out to prove he is one of the best guards in the 2017 class.
“July has been going well,” explained Carr. “We won the tournament in Indiana, made it to the quarterfinals in Milwaukee, and now we are in Vegas. I am just trying to prove to everybody I am the same guy I was before I got injured.”
When asked about his recruitment, Carr said, “It has definitely picked up a lot. A lot have been watching. Pitt has been consistent, Minnesota, Michigan, and Cincinnati have come on the strongest.”
Minnesota has been a consistent presence at his games, and Carr says he likes the Golden Gophers.
“I know Coach (Richard) Pitino is a great coach,” said Carr. “I know they use a lot of ball screens and they are in the Big Ten which is a great conference.”
About Cincinnati, he said, “I know that they play hard and the coach is a great coach. They play hard and always get to the tournament with good guard play, so I am very interested in.”
Michigan has also been to a lot of Carr’s games, and they have been impressed with what they have seen.
“Michigan is a good school as well,” said Carr. “I talk to Coach (Saddi) Washington and Coach (John) Beilein a lot, and they keep watching me so I like them.”
Also Pitt has a longstanding relationship with Carr as they recruited him to Vanderbilt when that staff was there.
“Pitt has been confident in me for a while,” said Carr. “Coach (Kevin) Stallings recruited me at Vanderbilt, and they continue to recruit me and I have a good relationship with them.”
For now Carr says no visits are set up, but he hopes to make trips during the month of August.