Carr Still In Neutral
Jabari Carr
Jabari Carr
West Recruiting Manager
Posted Dec 16, 2008

San Jose (Calif.) Oak Grove safety Jabari Carr, the MVP of the Oakland Scout Combine, is still waiting for his first offer but knows what needs to be done for it to happen...

San Jose (Calif.) Oak Grove safety Jabari Carr (6-2, 190) continues to buckle down on his academics. Right now that is the only thing separating the three-star safety from getting his first offer.

There is no question about his on-field ability. The MVP of the Oakland Scout Combine and all-state selection has done it all on the field the past two years for Oak Grove.

And as he diligently works in the classroom, the chances for an offer increase.

“I’m trying to work as hard as possible to get one so I’m just working on my grades non-stop,” said Carr. “Recruiting has been slow because of my grades, but I might be getting a break soon.”

Four schools have been keeping tabs on Carr, and he’s hopeful that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

USC and San Jose State came by the school last week and I’ve been talking a lot with Oregon and Utah. It’s hard to say who might offer right now. But I’m hopeful it will happen.”

San Jose State, the hometown school, has been putting the full-court press on Carr, and they could end up landing the versatile two-way threat.

“I have a visit set up for San Jose State next week,” said Carr, who’s also taking SAT prep classes to up his chances at the SAT.

This fall, Oak Grove reeled off 11 wins to start the season before a stunning loss in the second round of the CCS playoffs. He finished the year with 36 catches for 530 yards and seven touchdowns and added 30 tackles with four picks.

As a junior, Carr was a part of Oak Grove’s CIF-CCS Open Division Championship, recording 94 tackles, 21 breakups, five interceptions and five fumble recoveries. He was a First Team All-State Underclass pick and was named the Mercury League Junior of the Year.

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