While the Nike Training camp in Fort Worth featured some of the best running backs in the state, it was maybe Tra Carson that helped improve his stock the most on Sunday. The Liberty-Eylau running back showed his 5'11, 220 pound frame isn't just for running over people On more than one occasion, he had linebackers wondering where he disappeared to in 1-on-1 drills.
~~Greg Powers- Scout.com Midlands Recruiting Manger~~
"That is sort of a staple of my game. Most defenders think I'm just going to run them over, but I have some moves (laughter)," said Carson to PonyStampede.com. "It was a really good experience. There were a lot of good running backs there, so the competition was high. I think that I fit in pretty well, to be completely honest. I was surprised, because some of the people had heard of me, but most hadn't. So it was nice to turn some heads."
As a junior, Carson ran for 1362 yards and 20 touchdowns for the Leopards. Currently SMU, Baylor, Nebraska, TCU, Houston, and Iowa State are showing interest to the 2011 prospect, with Wyoming being the only one to officially offer.
"My coach says that a lot of schools and coaches have called him and they are telling him that they are going to wait until the spring to see me," said Carson.
Currently the junior is running track for Liberty-Eyalu, participating in the 100 and 200 meters. His best time in the 100 is a 11.2 and his best time in the 200 is a 23.1.
Combines and camps are sometimes the best way for smaller school athletes to get noticed. On Sunday Carson took advantage of it.