Carr talks commitment with IT

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Derek Dooley and the Tennessee coaching staff have secured their second junior commitment of the day and once again it is in-state.

White Station (Tenn.) High School defensive end product Jason Carr has given his pledge to Tennessee.

"It was a great experience at Tennessee," Carr told InsideTennessee. "Everything felt right throughout the whole weekend. You could tell they were very interested in me and that was big to me. Everything in Knoxville was great." brought you an introductory look at Carr and teammate Donald Gray after seeing the duo in person when White Station (8-4) eliminated Brighton 17-0 during the first week of November.

Former wide receivers coach Charlie Baggett opened Carr's recruitment in 2010 during his sophomore year, but it was Darin Hinshaw that closed it out.

"My dad has been a great asset to me when making my decision, but the first coach that really talked to me was Charlie Baggett before he retired," Carr said. "He showed me a lot during my sophomore year, then when coach Baggett left coach (Darin) Hinshaw started recruiting me. He has been the guy that has been showing even more interest in me."

Carr is a raw defensive end for the Spartans. His upside is exponential as he continues to learn about football while also filling in his 6-foot-6, 250-pound body.

While Carr only had offers from the Volunteers and Ole Miss, his talents have yet to be discovered. As under the radar as Carr is, his commitment will put him on the map in a hurry and his recruitment will likely be a battle till the end.

However, there is a certain student on campus that might aide in maintaining Carr's commitment through signing day 2013.

"When I had a sit-down talk with the players they all seemed like they are very happy with Tennessee," he said. "All the people there really played a big part in my recruitment. Everything was just so alive. My brother goes there as well as a student."

As a junior, Carr led Shelby County in sacks as a junior with 16 and had 68 tackles.

"I think I had a fairly good year, putting my team in a position to win and causing turnovers from the other team."

Carr joins junior commitments Austin Sanders, Camion Patrick and Mackensie Alexander. In addition, Dooley and company now how three in-state commitments in their 2013 class.

Stay tuned for more on the big man out of Memphis. You can see more on Carr and teammate Donald Gray HERE.

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