Southside's Big Man makes Big Name for himself on grid

Southside High School lineman Tyler Carr. Photo by 247sports.com.Southside High School lineman Tyler Carr. Photo by 247sports.com.

By Rusty Mansell/247sports.com

It is funny how the little things can sometimes change your world. For Southside High School’s Tyler Carr, it was a 10-hour bus trip to South Bend, Indiana.

Carr, a 6’5”, 285-pound college football prospect went to camp at the University of Notre Dame with a bus load of his teammates. A few hours later he was no longer a secret in the world of recruiting.

“I got top defensive lineman at Notre Dame at their annual ‘Lineman Challenge’ and got to go up against some very talented division one prospects there,” said Carr. “They didn’t know who I was, but after the camp the coaches told me they would now be recruiting me and they looked forward to watching me play this year. It was a great experience at Notre Dame. It was very different, but it was a great experience for me.”

The 2015 Division 1 prospect is now a big name on the recruiting scene and it didn’t take long for other schools to take notice. He has some visits set up starting next week.

“I am going to Auburn University, the University of South Carolina, the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech University and Clemson University for football camps,” he said. “I will stop in at Clemson and Georgia, then to camp at Georgia Tech and South Carolina.”

Carr camped at the University of Alabama a few weeks back and is already getting attention from the Crimson Tide.

“It was a also a great experience, it was a lot different than other camps I had been to and the atmosphere was more competitive than any I had seen. The coaches there let me know they were interested in me.”

Carr said he is interested in visiting a number of schools this fall.

“I would like to go to some Georgia, South Carolina and Clemson games. Coach Ward [Lorenzo] from South Carolina called [Southside High] Coach [Marty] Smith, so I am going over there for camp.”

 
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