WR Prospect Russell Carr

The rangy 6-3, 195-pound receiver prospect from Chino (Calif.) Don Lugo, Russell Carr, is seeing his recruitment pick up this spring. Carr has five current favorite schools on his list...

A Southern California prospect who figures to be a prominent name this fall is Chino (Calif.) Don Lugo receiver Russell Carr (6-3, 195). A tall, rangy receiver, Carr is still waiting for his first scholarship offer but said that recruiting is beginning to pick up.

"It's going well and really starting to pick up right now," said Carr. "I don't have any offers but I hope that by early May, some start to come in."

Carr listed his top five as USC, California, UCLA, Arizona State and Fresno State, in that order, with USC leading. He is torn about whether he wants to commit early or go through the process.

"It all depends on who the offer is from. I want to take my visits first, but if it's a really good school, man, I don't know if I can wait," Carr said.

The Trojans are his leader, but Carr said UCLA is a school he's looking at closely.

"They're both close to home, and UCLA is a good school with a good program. I want to stay in California if I can, and close to home," Carr said. "I hopefully have some good options."

During his junior season, Carr was a First Team All-CIF selection and First Team All-League selection, when he had 90 tackles, seven interceptions and two fumble recoveries (one for a 60-yard touchdown) as a defensive back. On offense, he added 24 receptions for 450 yards, scoring 4 touchdowns and also was 21-for-40 for 400 yards and 3 touchdowns as a quarterback

Carr attended the Nike Camp this past weekend and struggled with his testing on the wet surface, but looked very good in the drills and the one-on-ones. "I ran a 4.7 on the wet grass but I can run a 4.5. I'm going to hopefully run that at the Scout Combine," Carr said.

After that combine, he'll be at a regional combine in San Bernardino then, if not the Nike Camp at Stanford, the Adidas Camp at UCLA.

Academically, Carr is carrying a 3.3 GPA and took the SAT on April 1st. He will also take it again on May 6th.

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