Texas Top 100 RB takes in Houston camp

While he is still in search of the right fit, running back Kasey Carrier of Pearland is making a few rounds trying to get his name out there. Here recently, he made the short drive over to the Cougar facility to work out at the camp. Scout.com made contact with Carrier after the camp to see how things turned out.

He has yet to pull in his first offer, but Pearland (TX) running back Kasey Carrier is still plugging away in hopes of landing No. 1. Carrier has already camped at Texas A&M recently, but earlier this week he decided to work out at a school a little closer to home.

"I was sitting at the house and I checked my email and coach (Tony) Levine sent me a message," Carrier said. "He asked me to come and participate in some drills. It seemed like they (Houston) were interested in me so I thought I would see how it goes."

And apparently it went well. The 5-8, 177-pound Carrier went through a variety of drills, mainly at the running back position. But it seems as though the Cougar coaches wanted to see his versatility.

"I was mainly working with the running backs and everything was going good," Carrier said. "Then they asked me to go over and catch some passes with the slot backs. I also lined up at wide receiver some too. They asked me how did I feel running all of these different routes."

For Carrier everything felt right. He said that the coaches wanted to know how he fit in with different plays and pass routes. He said that none of the drills felt out of the ordinary.

Now with the camp performance behind him, Carrier waits patiently to see what may happen next. But either way, Carrier has interest in the Houston program.

"This camp went well for me because this is the first time that I was able to meet all of the coaches," Carrier said. "I really felt like I connected with the coaches felt comfortable with everything there. The campus, the atmosphere, and the coaches, everything was great."

Not only are all of those things key factors for Carrier, he also will have a home away from home. That is because one of his former teammates is on the Cougars' squad.

"I talked with Nick and he said that he really likes it up there," Carrier said of Nick Saenz, a member of the Houston 2008 class. "He told me that he is working hard with the team but overall he really likes it."

When it comes to coach Kevin Sumlin, Carrier is also high on what is going on there.

"I really like what coach Sumlin and his staff is doing there," Carrier said. "He is trying to keep the best of Houston in Houston. I like that because he is keeping the best of the best right here."

Aside from Houston, Carrier said that Utah and Texas Tech are schools that he would like to pursue. As a junior, Carrier rushed for 1,710 yards and 20 touchdowns. He added another two receiving touchdowns.


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