Carr Shines

Incoming freshman Greg Carr couldn't pass up the opportunity to put the pads on one more time before making the jump to college ball. Carr, from Citra North Marion, played a big role in Team Florida's 27-0 dismantling of Louisiana in an all-star game earlier this month.

Carr caught a pair of passes for 57 yards in the game and snared a 37-yard scoring strike in the third quarter as Florida pulled away.

Florida led just 7-0 at the half, with the lone score coming on an interception return for a touchdown.

But they pulled away in the third when FAMU signee Riley Bell hit Miami signee Chris Zellner (twice) and Carr for scoring strikes.

"I think Greg Carr did pretty good," Bill Barnette, an assistant on the Florida staff told the Ocala Star-Banner. "I've helped Alex Castaneda at West Port, and from what I've seen, (Greg) took a big step up in terms of going to the next level. Obviously at an all-star game like this, there were a lot of big-time college prospects. He showed he could play at that level."

Watching his performance at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex was Carr's former coach at North Marion, Craig Damon.

"Greg did real good," Damon said. "The FSU coaches were real impressed how he did. He enjoyed himself. I'm going to miss him this fall."

The backfield had a distinct FSU flavor with Lamar Lewis at tailback and Joe Surrat lining up at fullback. Midway through the third quarter, a Seminole war chant erupted among the spectators.

Lewis rushed for 52 yards on one drive that set up a field goal by future Seminole kicker Gary Cismesia, one of two for Cismesia on the afternoon.

"It was a little preview of things to come," Lewis told the Florida Times-Union. "We had an opportunity that most running backs don't and Joe and I had that chance to show what we can do. Look out, we're going for a national championship."

Drew Weatherford and Xavier Lee both declined offers to quarterback the Florida squad.

No UF signees participated in the event.


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