Fontana (Calif.) Summit junior running back Stephen Carr has been committed to USC for almost a year but that doesn't necessarily mean he has shut down his recruitment process completely. Carr has seen interest in his services increase as of late, including a recent offer from Michigan as well. The Golden State standout had his first conversation with U-M running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley this past week and, shortly after, added a new offer from the Wolverines.
“I am still committed to USC, but I’m open to looking in my recruitment,” Carr told The Michigan Insider. “I’m a soft verbal. I found out about the Michigan offer was I kind of was going back and forth with the coaches and got on the phone with the running backs coach. We talked for a little bit and then he offered me.”
Like many other recruits, Wheatley as a person received glowing reviews as he interacted with recruits and commits alike. This was no different with Carr, who had nothing but great things to say about the U-M coach.
“(Wheatley) also talked to me about furthering my education, how he wants to better me as a person and things like that," said Carr. "He wants to get to know me and to me, being a good coach you have to have a good connection with the players, so we were having that type of conversation. We were getting to know each other. This was my first time talking to him, but he seemed like a pretty good guy.”
Despite being committed to the Trojans, the highly touted six-foot, 180-pound tailback was hoping an Wolverine offer would come one day.
“It is great,” said Carr of his offer from the Wolverines. “A Michigan offer is an offer I can say is one I’ve been waiting on. It is great to have a Michigan offer and I am blessed to have it.”
While Carr’s knowledge of the Maize and Blue is minimal, he has hopes to see Ann Arbor for himself in the future.
“I don’t know too much about Michigan, but from what players tell me, the campus is amazing and really like no other,” said Carr. “I would like to check out Michigan.”null