March 25, 2009

Carr enjoyed visit

Gainesville High promises to be a regular stop on the recruiting trail and coaches from Georgia are sure to be among those there.

Blake Sims and Tai-ler Jones have already been offered scholarships by the Bulldogs. Could a third Gainesville player be on the verge of getting one soon?

Defensive back Daunte Carr certainly hopes so.

"Everything was just phenomenal," said Carr, who joined Sims and Jones in Athens for last Saturday's Junior Day. "The stadium, walking through the dorm rooms, stuff like that. Getting the opportunity to see practice…it was great."

At 6-foot-1 and 188 pounds, Carr still does not have an offer from the Bulldogs but the rising junior said Georgia coaches have told him he's definitely on their radar.

"They've been sending me tons of letters and have told me they're very interested in me," Carr said. "But they did say they'd like to see some more film, maybe two or three games worth just to see how I compete in a game, how I react and how I play. They say they are very interested."

Carr, who totaled 73 tackles with three interceptions last year for Gainesville already holds nine offers to his show, including ones from SEC rivals South Carolina and Ole Miss.

Duke, Stanford, South Florida, East Carolina, North Carolina State, West Virginia and Central Florida have also extended an offer. Along with Georgia, Clemson and Miami are keeping close tabs.

"I'd like to make my decision during the summer if I could," said Carr, who said Georgia coaches have told him they consider him a strong safety, and possibly with some more weight, a linebacker.

"It doesn't matter where anybody wants me to play," Carr said. "I just want to get on the field and play football. I feel I can fill either of those roles very well."

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