November 30, 2007
Deveron Carr to visit ASU officially this weekend
Standout two-way senior Deveron Carr has been a big part of Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral High School's 10-2 season. The school is set for a televised state semi-final appearance versus 12-0 Scottsdale Saguaro, which it lost to 31-28 on Oct. 12., at Mesa Dobson High tonight.
Carr transferred to the program from Cesar Chavez High School, where he played in just two games last season due to a broken hand. This season, Carr has rushed for 872 yards and eight touchdowns on 93 carries and caught eight passes for 141 yards and two additional scores. Defensively he has 22 tackles and three interceptions.
"The season's going well, that's all I can say," Carr said. "I really don't get threatened like throwing the ball to my side. I'm not going to take it like that's bad. I just take it like it's good. It's me doing something right if they don't want to throw the ball my way."
Colleges were slow to recognize Carr initially due to his injury and transfer, but after he clocked a hand-timed 4.34 seconds at a combine earlier this year, and backed it up with strong senior film, he became difficult to overlook.
"I got an offer from U of A, I got an offer from ASU," Carr said. "I also got an offer from Colorado State. I got [Colorado] looking at me, I got Montana looking at me, Nevada, Utah and Boise are also looking at me and I think that's pretty much it. But as far as ASU and U of A, it's going real well. They call me a lot, when they can."
Carr said that he will most likely remain in-state and play for either ASU or UA at the next level. He does not favor either at this juncture.
"I haven't taken my visits to either yet so that's going to be a big part of it," Carr said. "When I go to ASU this weekend (officially) I'll talk to them, see how everything is, and then I'm going to go to UA after that and do the same thing. That's the best way to do it really. Go to both schools and weigh it all out."
Both schools are recruiting the 6-foot, 185 pound Carr to play cornerback.
"Both of my scholarships are for defensive back," he said. "Defense is my game right now."
"I'll be checking out the academics and the business school especially because I want to do something with business. I just want to see the way it's ran and all of that. In the football part of it, of course I love football and want to see what the programs are all about closer. That's really about it."
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