Top JR OL checks out Huskers practice

Nebraska is luring some recruits out to their Gator Bowl practices. On Monday the Huskers hosted one of the top juniors from the state of Alabama. What were his thoughts about the practice and about Nebraska?

Gadsden (Ala.) Southside junior offensive lineman Tyler Carr is widely considered to be the top junior offensive lineman in the state of Alabama. The 6-foot-5 and 295-pound Carr stopped to see a Nebraska practice on his way to a combine this weekend.

"I went to see Nebraska at their bowl game practice today," Carr said. "I don't have an offer yet from the Huskers. We have been communicating a little bit, but it's hard to visit a school that is that far away."

Carr was impressed by the practice considering it wasn't full contact. He said that he paid close attention to the coaches to pick up style and how they work with their players.

"It was really an intense practice considering they were just in helmets and shorts. It was good to get an idea how they are coached and pick up on the coaches' styles.

"I did notice their offense and what they run. I feel like I could fit in that mold. They spread it out, but they run the football a lot."

Carr doesn't exactly play in a spread offense right now. He says that he's working hard on his pass protection technique although he didn't use it a lot this past year.

"As an offensive tackle in my high school I am more of a run blocker. I am working hard on my pass pro technique, but we probably only threw the ball 40 times all season."

The Huskers would be a school that Carr said he would be interested in checking out, but distance is obviously a factor. He noted that planning a trip like that takes some time to pull together because of the distance.

"Nebraska would be a school I'd like to get out and see possibly," Carr said. "Of course it's just not a school that you can get in a car and make a day trip to go see. Distance is a factor."

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Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 12 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 14 years.
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