Tone in Tune With Penn State After Visit

Philly four-star point guard’s father says his son had a productive visit to Happy Valley.


Like his father, Philadelphia four-star point guard Tony Carr goes by the nickname “Tone.” Both were at Penn State over the weekend.

The trip to Happy Valley served as another unofficial visit to PSU for Carr and his Roman Catholic High teammate, Lion commit Nazeer Bostick.

Considered the top point guard in the East, Carr hold offers from a host of programs. His father said Penn State is right in the mix.

“The Penn State coaches and people are excellent,” the elder Carr said. “They are genuine and real. Everyone from the head coach to the janitor are welcoming, polite people. It was great getting to know some of the players. They were humble, showed great character, were polite and respectful.”

The elder Carr said Pat Chambers and his staff talked to his son about where he would fit in with the program, but did not have specifics on that topic. When asked if they had a chance to tour's PSU facilities, he replied, “Yes, they were beautiful.”

Penn State has two edges when it comes to recruiting the younger Carr, a 6-foot-3, 190 pounder. Current Nittany Lion Shep Garner also played at Roman.

Meanwhile, Carr and Bostick led Roman to a PIAA title last season.

“Nazeer has been recruiting Little Tone to PSU,” Big Tone said. “I think it is swaying my son to the Nittany Lions. (The two players) are really close and have a championship-winning bond. They have been through the wars together and they know they can always count on each other.”

The elder Carr did not say if his son had any favorites, but added Penn State would be in the top five. Carr has no timetable for a decision and has yet to set official visits, according to his father.

Other programs that have offered Carr include Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Temple and Georgetown.


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