6-7 Coen Carr is a native of Stockbridge, GA, but he plays for the powerhouse program at Legacy Early College in Greenville. USC and Clemson are among his offers and there is interest in the two, but Carr has blossomed to a national level recruit after a strong showing earlier this month at the NBPA Camp, so the battle is on to keep him in the state.
Carr has taken official visits to Indiana and Vanderbilt and has one scheduled to Tennessee for July 25th. Those three count as junior year official visits, so he still has his five available for his senior year. Some of his other offers include Pitt, LSU, Connecticut, NC State, Alabama and Georgia Tech.
“I feel like if I were not to get any more offers, I feel like what I’ve got now is great,” Carr said. “I’m feeling good about my recruiting right now.”
Carr has visited Clemson unofficially. Brad Brownell jumped on him last December with an offer and he considers the Tigers contenders at this point.
“It’s a school that’s close to home, and I feel like it’s a school that I can come right in and make an impact,” Carr said. “He (Brownell) likes my energy. I play hard all the time. And he said I’m a good person all-around.”
USC, with the coaching change from Frank Martin to Lamont Paris, got into the race earlier this summer. Carr made an unofficial visit to meet Paris and was offered soon thereafter.
“He’s a new coach and I feel like he knows what he’s talking about,” Carr said. “He knows how to bring a program back up. He wants me to be one of those building blocks to build the program to back to where it was.”
Carr added that Paris outlined for him how he would use him should he join the Gamecocks.
“He’s going to use me as a versatile player who can guard everybody. He feels like I’m a mismatch. If bigger players are on me, I can get by them on the perimeter, and if smaller players are on me, I can take them in the post and get a bucket there. I feel like he has a lot of ways to use me.”
Carr said he’ll probably take an official visit to USC this fall, and he’s also considering another visit to Clemson. He plans to make his decision prior to his season, perhaps sometime in October.