Carr's Getting an Early Start

Carr's Getting an Early Start

Tyler Carr is only a sophomore, but he is getting an early start on recruiting. He has visited numerous schools and you can get the latest on him here.

Tyler Carr is only a sophomore, but he has spent time on numerous campuses already. Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Notre Dame, and Vanderbilt have had him on their campus at the time this interview was conducted and he is enjoying the early part of the recruiting process.

"I can say it has been pretty interesting so far. I have gotten to do a lot of stuff that a lot of sophomores have not gotten to do, so I feel blessed to be where I am," Carr told Scout. "It has been nice to get out, see different schools, meet coaches, and see what colleges are like."

He has attended one game at Auburn as a recruit so far, but he has family ties to that university, so he knows a lot about the Tigers.

"I went to see Auburn play Louisiana-Monroe this year, but I have been to plenty of games growing up. My dad played rugby at Auburn and he has season tickets, so I have been around there a lot.

"I really like the atmosphere at Auburn and even though they are having a tough year, the fans are still supporting the team. The crowd is still into most games and I always enjoy being there for games."

Carr has taken in two games in Tuscaloosa this season and the passion impressed him.

"I really like how the fans act there and just how big the games are. The fans really show great support, there are a lot of fans there at each game, and I really like that."

The Crimson Tide is known as a national program as is Notre Dame. The 6-foot-5, 295 pound sophomore out of Southside, Ala. spent time there over the summer and he liked what he saw.

"I went up there for a camp with my team and it is great up there. If you have ever seen the movie 'Rudy', it was exactly the same. It has a lot of tradition up there and they want to show that to everyone that visits."

The trip to Athens was a short one and he just wanted to take a look at UGA.

"I spent time with Coach [Will] Friend at Georgia and we hung out for a while, he showed me around campus, and I just got to get a feel for things there."

No offers yet for Carr, but he feels good about his future.

"I am getting a good vibe from different schools and I think something will be there for me when I am a junior and senior," he said. "I have gotten some early looks, I have gotten to perform in front of some of the right people, and it is coming along well for."

He is excited about getting an early start on the recruiting process and he feels it will only help him.

"My name is out there, I have met several offensive line coaches, and schools are finding out what type of kid I am, so I know it is helping me."

Carr is mainly a defensive lineman at Southside, but he projects more an offensive tackle, and he is OK with that.

"I know people are looking at as an OL and schools like my feet, my size, and I think playing DL helps me there. I am OK playing offensive tackle. I will play anywhere a school wants me to."

Who will that school be in February 2016?

He has grown up in an Auburn family, so do they have an edge?

"Auburn will always feel like home to me because I have been there a lot. I am very open-minded though too. I have enjoyed being at Alabama games, I have enjoyed all the different visits, and I will be looking around for a while."

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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