Peach State LB Talks Recruiting/Rivalries

Many schools play their cross town rivals near the end of the season or after they have had the chance to tune up just a bit. Not Carver High School in Columbus, Georgia. CHS will jump out of fall practice and knee deep into the fire this weekend in their season opener.

"We play Spencer High School this week," said linebacker LeRon Furr. "It's a rivalry game. It's a classic here in Columbus. You have to come with it early because it's always a good game. None of our games are flat, so we are going to have to come with it every week."

Furr believes his squad is ready to compete. All of the two-a-days, summer workouts and extra running will be put to the test this week. The game planning is now complete and LeRon is confident in his team's chances.

"I think our defensive scheme is good," said the soft spoken Furr. "I think it's going to work real well. We've looked real good in practice. Our offense is looking good too. I really want another state championship and I think we have the team to win it."

Now that the high school season is mere days away, LeRon has put his college recruitment on the back burner for now. While Furr is planning to wait it out, some schools are still jockeying for position.

"I am trying to stay in my school work and focus on the season right now," said LeRon. "I still have everybody even. I don't have any favorites, but Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Duke and Ole Miss are recruiting me the hardest." With several options in hand, Furr is in no hurry to narrow the field.

"I am going to be looking at playing time, academics and location when I decide," said LeRon. "I want to take all five of my visits to be sure I am making the right decision."

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