Carr makes the switch

Pasadena College has one of the top cover-corners in the California Juco ranks this year, but Terell Carr (5-9, 180) doesn't just want to be known as a one-dimensional player. He wants to be a well-rounded corner that supports the run and then shuts down receivers on his side of the field. JCFootball.com recently caught up with Carr and he talked about all things football and recruiting.

"I love getting up and challenging guys," Carr said recently. "I love to come up and play right up close and then just shut them down. I think I support the run pretty well, but I'm working really hard on getting better at that. I'm working on what angles to take and getting stronger so I can shed blockers and then make the tackle."

Carr has impressive physical skills. He boasts a 4.37 forty time and claims a 34-inch vertical and a 305 pound bench max.

After prepping at Sand Springs High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Carr signed with 1AA Missouri State, but before he arrived on campus he had a change of heart.

"I just didn't feel comfortable with my decision because I wanted to play D-1 ball," Carr said. "It was nothing against them, but I feel like I can play at any level and I really wanted to have the chance to play D-1 so at the last-minute I came out here."

Carr played the 2006 season at Santa Monica and was used as a receiver and a kick returner and he posted solid numbers catching 28 passes for 333 yards.

"I don't think I'm made for wideout," Carr said. "I want to be a corner because I love to hit and play tough defense. When I came over the Pasadena, it just felt right to me."

On the recruiting front, four schools, including his hometown team, have stepped up and made it known they want the playmaking and athletic corner to come and play for them.

"Tulsa actually offered me for this year," Carr said. "They want me to come out this fall and come play, but that's just not going to work out for me I don't think so I'm going to hold off on that. They said they still like me and would be recruiting me for next year too.

"Oregon and Ole Miss are the other two that are really serious about recruiting me. They said the like what I have to offer, but they want to see more of me at corner before they offer me and I think that's what a lot of the schools are waiting on because they haven't seen me out there playing corner yet."

Wherever Carr ends up he'll have three years to play two after the season and he can leave at any time because he was a full-qualifier.

We'll have more from Carr as the season gets underway.

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