Carr Gets Offer, Wants More

The 6-2, 195-pound receiver prospect from Chino (Calif.) Don Lugo, Russell Carr, received his first scholarship offer, and now will go to a few camps to try to garner a few more, with his sights set on some of the big names in the Pac-10...

Chino (Calif.) Don Lugo receiver Russell Carr (6-2, 195) finally has his first scholarship offer, and he said he was practically holding his breath waiting for it.

"I got my first official offer this weekend," said Carr. "UTEP offered me. It's a big relief. I think more could start coming in."

That wouldn't be a surprise since Carr has ideal size for either a receiver or safety, not to mention the athleticism and the hands.

Carr said that, even though UTEP offered, they are on the outside looking in on his list of favorites. "My top schools are California, Fresno State, Arizona State, BYU and then USC and UCLA," said Carr. "Cal and Fresno State are my top two schools, and I think they could offer soon. I think BYU might offer as well. USC and UCLA, they're the two local schools, and they'll have the edge if either offers."

Carr has ties to Fresno State, as his uncle, Dwight Pickens, played for the Bulldogs before becoming an 8th-round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 1990.

Several schools have come by Don Lugo to see Carr, including USC, Cal, Fresno State, Arizona State, Arizona, UNLV, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Oregon State and BYU.

Carr is heading to the Cal 1-Day Camp this weekend, where he hopes to stand out and get the offer from the Bears staff. He'll also be at the USC camp later this summer. Carr has already been to the Nike Camps at Stanford and USC, as well as the Combine in Los Angeles earlier this month, where he performed well.

Next month, Carr will be at the B2G Camp in Thousand Oaks.

Though he was getting antsy with no offers, the offer from UTEP did offer him some hope. "Everyone just tells me to stay patient. When the pads come on, things will be different," said Carr.

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.

Academically, Carr has a 3.3 GPA and scored an 1180 on his first crack at the SAT. He'll take them again on June 3rd.

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