Carr could be next preferred walk-on

Chino (Calif.) Don Lugo linebacker Preston Carr talks about what could become his future college home in Oregon.

Preston Carr may have finally found his ideal college home. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound, Chino (Calif.) Don Lugo linebacker made significant gains in his final high school season by earning first team all-CIF and defensive MVP honors in the Mt. Baldy League, but he didn’t have a lot of attention from big-name colleges at the conclusion of the 2014 campaign.

So, Carr sent his highlight tape around to as many colleges as he could trying to find one that would take the bait.

“I didn’t really get any connection until after signing day,” Carr said. “Mostly I was just getting junior colleges, D-II’s, NAIA’s, but Oregon, they hit me back and asked me if I’d like to be a preferred walk-on. That being the school I grew up watching of course I wanted to go there.”

Carr’s uncle has a connection within the program that has allowed him to get in contact with the coaching staff and start developing a relationship. If he ends up a Duck he would be providing depth at a position group that Oregon has had trouble landing a number of prospects at over the past two recruiting classes. Carr seems more than ready to help out.

“They just seem like they’re a close group,” Carr said of what he likes about Oregon. “They all seem like they’re really good together and they’ve been really successful in their time being together. I just want to be a part of it.”

So far Oregon is the only FBS program to show interest in Carr. He said he’s waiting to get the know the situation at Oregon a little more thoroughly before announcing a decision, but a decision will arrive prior to the end of the signing period on Apr. 1. Carr has yet to visit but it sounds like that isn’t something that will be required for him to make a final choice.

“I would like to see the school,” he said. “However I feel that Oregon is the place for me.”

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