May 12, 2009

Carr committed to solid season and MSU

Michael Carr knew all along where he wanted to go to college.

The three-star athlete received his first scholarship offer on Sept. 1 of last year, the first day juniors could be offered. Since that initial offer, Carr has had his sights set on Mississippi State so when he came for junior day in February he went ahead and gave his pledge to the Bulldogs.

Since that day the 6-foot-1, 192-pounder cannot go anywhere in his hometown of West Point, Miss., without someone congratulating him on his commitment.

"People are very happy that I am going to State," Carr said. "They are very happy about the situation and the decision that I made. I know that I've just got to work hard."

Carr stated that his main reason for committing so early in the process is largely due to first-year MSU head coach Dan Mullen and his reputation for coaching a strong offensive team.

"Dan Mullen was a bad offensive coordinator," Carr said. "I'm an offensive kind of guy and he's a bad man. I decided that I can go there and fit into the program. If he runs it like Florida's offense, it's like full-court basketball and it's a continuous kind of thing. That's what I like. I like running up and down the field without stopping and no-huddle kind of plays. That fits right into my kind of system and that's why I like it."

Carr was being recruited under former head coach Sylvester Croom's staff as a cornerback but it appears Mullen and Co. will bring him in as an athlete and finding a spot for him.

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