Fontana (Calif.) Summit junior running back Stephen Carr is considered one of the most coveted prospects in the nation. Despite being committed to USC, the talented youngster is still looking at other schools.
He made the trip to Ann Arbor for Michigan’s spring game, U-M's junior day and enjoyed the experience.
“The visit was great,” Carr told The Michigan Insider. “The coaches showed a lot of love and the coaches were very player friendly. I got a tour of the whole school and saw the facilities and how the football program works. I also got to see the spring game, hang out with the players and talk to the players that were committed and see what they thought about the school, see their perspective with how the coaches work. Got to see how the running backs coach works and see the things that he does.”
The 6-0, 180-pound five-star tailback got plenty of time with the coaching staff and really connected with running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley and head coach Jim Harbaugh.
“Coach Wheatley is a great running backs coach,” said Carr. “I would say there is not too many like him. He’s very straight down to business, but he’s also a great football coach and mentor from what I’ve seen from the past two days I’ve been here. Talking to Coach Harbaugh over the Internet is one thing, but seeing him in person is a whole different story. He’s a great dude and there is not many guys like him. He’s a different breed.”
While the coaches let Carr know he’s definitely a top priority for them, so did the many committed Wolverine prospects in town as well.
“I talked to a lot of the commits and most of the commits were up there," said Carr. "They were just telling me it was a great place and would love to have me there and I would fit great into their class.”
After checking out the Maize and Blue, his interest level has piqued in the Wolverines and now could be in line to possibly see him on campus in the fall.
“I’m pretty interested in them,” said Carr. “The vibe from the school is just amazing and everybody is friendly. The fans are all great. Yeah, (Michigan) could be on the list of a school I take an official visit too.”