Pearland program still produces top RBs

The Pearland football program is known for producing some of the state's top running backs. And the Oiler team has reloaded with another in Kasey Carrier. Carrier is next in line and will be one the top recruits from the Class of 2009. TPI had the chance to speak with Carrier after a big game to talk about early recruiting interests.

Pearland running back Kasey Carrier plays for one of top schools known for featuring good, quality Texas backs. As a junior, Carrier has rushed for more than 300 yards and is already a player to watch from the Class of 2009.

Last season he was the No. 2 back behind current Texas running back Foswhitt Whittaker and gained a little over 500 yards and six touchdowns as a sophomore. But now, he the premier back for the Oiler team.

In Week 1 against Houston Madison, Carrier had 119 yards on 21 carries and 2 touchdowns. Even more so, Carrier has already began receiving interest from Division I colleges across the nation.

"I am getting interest from Vanderbilt, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M," Carrier said. "I would have to say right now my favorites are A&M and Vanderbilt."

Carrier has visited the campus of Texas A&M and spoke with the coaches when he took a trip down there over the summer. He said he felt very comfortable with the Aggie coaches.

"I went down to A&M with teammate Brian Thomas (a 2008 Texas A&M commit) during a summer camp," Carrier said. "The coaches were really down to earth and coach (Kenith) Pope showed us the facilities."

From Vanderbilt, Carrier has received some letters and he said they look to talk with them as soon as they are able.

But when it comes to recruiting, who would know better than former Oiler players who have gone through the process. With Carrier's stock rising by the day, he receives courtesy phone calls from a couple of Pearland alums.

"I talk to Fozzy (Whittaker) and (Sam) Proctor quite a bit," Carrier said. "They always tell me to not get caught up in the moment and try and do too much. Their advice to me was to just let the game come to me and perform."

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