LaMichael Is Carson's Link To Oregon

Dipping in to Texas for football talent is nothing new for the Oregon coaching staff. Sophomore running back LaMichael James is without a doubt the best example of the Ducks most recent pay-off from the Lone Star State. Texarkana (TX) Liberty-Eylau three-star running back Tra Carson attends the same high school that James did, stating he and James talk often about life, football, and Oregon.

Do you currently have an offer from Oregon?

"No, I don't have an offer from Oregon."

How much contact have you had with Oregon since the recruiting process started for you?

"I talked to them during the spring and they said they was going to wait until a couple of games in to my senior season to see if they will offer me or not."

Was that the last time you had any contact from Oregon?

"Yes, from the coaches."

Which coaches have you been in contact with from Oregon?

"Coach (Gary) Campbell."

How often have you been in contact with him?

"I really haven't been in contact with him, I just talk to LaMichael James here and there."

What is your overall interest in Oregon?

"I have a lot of interest in Oregon."

Is there anything in particular about the program that captures your interest when you think about them?

"Not really. I just like Oregon. They're a winning team and I like that."

How much do you talk to LaMichael about Oregon and what they offer?

"I can call him anytime and he'll pick up the phone. I usually talk to him every two weeks."

How would you describe yourself as a football player?

"Well really, I can do anything that they want me to do. I label myself as an athlete."

Are schools looking at you at different positions other than running back?

"A couple of schools want me to play defense."

Is your preference to play running back or do you really care?

"I really don't care."

Is there anyone at the collegiate or professional level that you try to pattern your game after?

"Not really. I just try to be myself and go out and make plays for my team."

What are you looking for in a program?

"Really, I want to go to a winning school. I don't want to go anywhere where we're gonna lose all the time and things like that."

Have you given any thought as to what you might want to study when you get to college?

"No, I really haven't thought about that."

What are some of the offers that you currently hold right now?

"Right now I have nine offers. I got New Mexico, Minnesota, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisville, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Northwestern, Tulsa, and Wyoming."

Who are some of the schools that haven't offered yet that have been showing you a lot of interest?

"I would say Arkansas and that's about it really."

Out of the schools that have offered you or of the ones you've been hearing a lot from, do you have a top five or anything?

"Not really. I'm just still trying to weigh my options."

Have you taken any unofficial visits this summer or are you planning on taking any? Have you scheduled any official visits yet?

"No, I haven't really scheduled any visits yet."

Tra Carson profile

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