Carr is on the To-Watch List

The 6-2, 190-pound Russell Carr from Chino (Calif.) Don Lugo plays both wide receiver and safety, and after a solid junior year, spring and summer, is looking to impress college coaching staffs in his first few games of his senior season to garner more scholarship offers...

Like several prospects in his position, Chino (Calif.) Don Lugo receiver/safety Russell Carr (6-2, 190) says that September's games will determine whether he will add any more scholarship offers to his current list.

"Most of them are going to do it when the season starts," said Carr. "They all want to see a couple of my early games."

Carr had been offered by UTEP at the end of the spring, then received an offer from BYU, but the Cougars class filled up quickly and his scholarship offer was rescinded. "BYU offered me but then they had a bunch of commits so they pulled the offer," said Carr. "I talked to the coaches, though, and they still had me highly-rated and said they would offer me again this fall."

Four other schools have told Carr that a strong start could net him some offers. "UCLA, Oregon State, Utah and Fresno State all said that they are watching me," said Carr. "I want to try and be patient about it but I'm trying to go out there and play really well."

He has yet to set up his first official visit, but said he hopes to take all five.

Carr, who has been recruited as an athlete by several schools, said he had no preference but that if he had to choose, he'd prefer offense. "I've been working out with a former NFL guy, Coach (Charles) Collins and he works out Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh," said Carr. "We've been working on footwork and routes. I also go to this other place to work on my speed. I wish I could do the whole combine thing again, because now I know how to run the forty."

Carr attended the Combine and Nike Camp in Los Angeles and also attended the B2G Elite Football Program, but that was it as far as camps were concerned this summer. Once he completed B2G, he dedicated himselt to about working with his teammates and passing leagues.

He played quarterback in a pinch for his team last year, but his days behind center are done. "No way man, just receiver and free safety for me this year," he said.

In Carr's first two games, he'll go up against rival Chino and cornerback Marvin Walker, then a week later against Ontario (Calif.) Colony and four-star cornerback Omar Bolden.

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). 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.

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