Over the weekend, Michigan hosted one of the most coveted and highly-recruited 2017 running backs in Fontana, CA (Summit) four-star RB Stephen Carr. The Michigan coaching staff has been trying for quite sometime to flip Carr, who is committed to USC. With Carr still looking at other schools, Carr had a very nice visit at Ann Arbor for the spring game and junior day.
“The spring game was good,” Carr said. “I got to meet a lot of the players and some of the current Michigan commits. The Michigan program is a historic and great program, the players and coaches are very friendly. I had a really good time. I got to talk to the players a lot during my time at Michigan, they all pretty much said the same thing. They talked about how good the facilities and coaches are.”
During the spring game, Carr talked to a lot of recruits, fans, and coaches. However, he mainly talked to a few 2017 Michigan commits, who were recruiting Carr heavily during his time at Michigan. The recruitment from the Michigan commits let Carr know he is a top-target for the staff.
“I talked to a lot of the recruits up there, a lot of really talented guys were there,” Carr mentioned about his Michigan visit. “All the Michigan commits talked to me and recruited me pretty hard during the visit, too many to name to be honest.”
Even though Carr spent a lot of time at the spring game and talking to many recruits and commits. He also spent a lot of time with Coach Harbaugh and Coach Wheatley to talk about where he stands with Michigan and how he would fit the program.
“I talked to all the coaches on the coaching staff. They talked about how good of a fit I would be with their program. I also got to talk to my dude, Coach Wheatley. He is a great guy, he got straight down to business when we talked. He wants me to come to Michigan, so he can better me as a person and as a player. He is a great coach and a great dude, from what I’ve seen during my time here at Michigan. As for Coach Harbaugh, he’s a funny dude and a good coach, definitely a different breed.”
After his Michigan visit, Carr’s level of interest with the Michigan program and the coaching staff has peaked. However, he is still committed to USC, but he wants to keep pursuing and looking at other schools.
“I am very interested in Michigan after my visit. I went to Michigan to see how they run their program and meet face-to-face with their coaches. However, nothing has changed with my commitment from USC.”
The Michigan coaching staff gave Carr a lot to think about and a return visit to Michigan in the fall is definitely a real possibility for Carr.
“Michigan could definitely be on the list of schools I take an official visit too.”
– Shane Kinnee (Assistant Manager)