Carr's collecting his thoughts
Tyler Carr
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Feb 11, 2014
Chad Simmons

It is going to come down to relationships for Tyler Carr and he is trying to build those with coaches right now. Get the latest on the Scout 300 offensive lineman here...

Tyler Carr was impressive at the Under Armour All-American Combine early in January.

He measured in at just under 6-feet, 5-inches tall and he weighed 316 pounds. The big junior continues to catch the eye of college coaches.

"I have been talking to Coach [Sam] Pittman (Offensive line) from Arkansas for a little while now and he offered me over the weekend," said Carr.

"He wants me to get up there for a visit and he will be down twice in May to see me too. I like Coach Pittman and I want to check Arkansas out. He is cool to talk to and I may take a visit there."

The offer from Arkansas is Carr's sixth total and fifth from the SEC.

A trio of schools out of the Southeastern Conference have really caught Carr's attention.

"Auburn, Georgia, and Alabama have all offered me and all have been recruiting me hard for a while now. I have visited each school a bunch of times, I know the coaches well, and all are top schools.

"If I had to name a top three, it would be those, but I am really open right now. I do not have any real favorites."

Carr plans to return to Georgia on February 22, then he will get back to Alabama on March 1.

Visits for the Gadsden (Ala.) Southside star are critical for him as he prepares to make a big decision.

"I just like to get a feel for things when I am on the different campuses," said Carr. "I get to spend time with the coaches, see what it is like at the school, and the visits for me are big.

"I know I have to pick one school one day and the time I get to spend on campus will be very helpful. I just want to get out and see the different places."

The schools farther away will likely get the official visits. Right now Penn State is likely to get one and now Arkansas could as well.

The four-star offensive guard plans on taking his five official visits before he announces his college choice.

"Oh yeah, I am going to take my time, take the official visits, and really make sure I make the right choice. I have a lot to figure out, so I will be taking it all slow."

He is getting familiar, very familiar with the schools not too far from him right now. Location could be some sort of a factor when it comes down to it.

"I do not see distance playing a big role in my decision, but is could be a tie-breaker between two schools," said Carr. "I will choose the school I feel is right for me, but location will be something I look at and think about.

"I just have to find the right school though. It will be a wild ride and I am excited about it."

Carr is now training at GATA with trainer Ryan Goldin, one of the best in the business. He is working on speed and agility there along with strength.

Scout ranks Carr as the No. 11 guard in the country.

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