UND Gets A “Fast Carr”

(Our apologies to Tracy Chapman)

Per Dan Hammer – the play-by-play TV commentator for UND Football – Aeron Carr, a Rivals 2-star recruit from Mesa, AZ has verbally committed to the University of North Dakota to play football next season.

The 5’10” 165 pounder from Red Mountain High School had interest from many FCS schools and held offers from UC-Davis, Western Illinois, Northern Colorado, South Dakota & South Dakota State.  He also received an offer to compete in the SEC in track & field at Ole Miss.  A school record holder at his high school, his personal best long jump last year was 24′ – 1.5″.  Carr finished 3rd at the Arizona state track meet as a junior.

Carr is listed as an “athlete” on many publications, but he projects best as a WR or cornerback, with WR being most likely.  He finished his senior season with 59 receptions for 735 yards and 9 TDs.  He also had 55 carries for 448 yards with 6 TDs at the running back spot.  Red Mountain finished the season with a record of 9-3 in the highest class in Arizona under Head Coach Ron Wisniewski.

Carr shows exceptional top-end speed and a natural ability to change direction violently.  He will definitely need to beef up his frame to take the pounding of FCS competition week in and week out.  We see him being a Greg Hardin type of receiver for UND – big play threat with exceptional quickness and speed out of cuts.  Carr adds significantly to what is  turning out to be the best class UND has brought in since the move to FCS level football.

Aeron Carr is the 17th known verbal commitment in the 2013 recruiting class.

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12 Responses

  1. Sioux34

    apparently Muss was able to “Give him one reason to stay here.” yuk yuk yuk. sounds like a fast, athletic young man. go Sioux!!

  2. John

    Greg Harden Type? I’d take 80% of Greg Harden, but he sounds like a really good get. SEC Track Speed is no joke. Welcome to the UND Family Mr. Carr.

  3. geaux_sioux

    I’m very interested to see his track times this spring. I’d like to see some Ryan Chappell 10.5 100m type times out of him. It’d also be nice if he had the same type of ‘game speed’ as Chappell.

  4. No doubt that Carr has great speed, but lets keep in mind that we believe the Ole Miss offer was for Long Jump and not sprints etc. He’s fast, but we aren’t sure that he has SEC track ‘sprinter speed’.

    We think Carr has the potential to be an early difference-maker at UND.

    1. geaux_sioux

      The kid has great hands and plucks the ball out of the air as well as having great vision and creativity with the ball in his hands. Does that mean that there is no way he could be a CB for UND? Also maybe he’s too small to play DB since he doesn’t exactly look a full 5’10” on film.

  5. GoDBoyz

    enough with the WR’s. the returning WR position is already full of all starts. UND doenst need 11 guys that can catch the same pass. the secondary is what killed us last year. nothing againgst aeron carr personally. just over kill.

    1. Geaux_sioux

      Keep in mind that there are three seniors this year at wr and one of the fr from last years class was cut. You need to keep depth when you have it. Once the depth is built up at other positions it will be no different. You need to add to every position other than kicker and punter every year or else you’ll end up with depth issues like we had on defense and at qb last year. Two wrs is not a red flag, it’s just smart recruiting.

  6. Mookiesal

    You guys got a steal, I am aeron carr’s cousin Mookie Salaam and i am telling you guys speed runs in our family, ny cousin is going to do great things, you guys just watch and see. if you aint sure who i am google Mookie Salaam. He is the actual size of 5″10″ cause i am 5″11″ and he is almost taller then me. But like i said you guys got a steal. Trust me

    1. We appreciate you stopping by our blog! We can tell you that the UND fan base is extremely excited to add Aeron to the already deep WR position. He shows some serious speed and from my research it is apparent you know speed when you see it!

  7. FSSD

    Thanks for the update. I am looking forward to watching your cousin. Good luck on with your Pro Career – “9.97 at the NCAA Track and Field Championships”.

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