July 30, 2009

Carr moving back to where it all began

Mississippi State commitment Michael Carr is itching to get back on the field.

The three-star athlete missed all but four games of his junior season after suffering an ankle injury playing while quarterback at West Point. Carr is making the move back to wide receiver, cornerback and kick returner where he averaged 24.3 yards per touch as a sophomore.

"It's going to be dynamic," Carr said of his move back to receiver. "I feel real comfortable out there. With my athletic ability I don't need to be a quarterback. I've got great hands and can catch the ball so I will be more comfortable out there playing receiver."

Carr hauled in 12 passes as a sophomore for 463 yards and four touchdowns averaging an astonishing 38.5 yards per catch.

The 6-foot-1, 192-pounder will also take back over his starting role at cornerback where he started his freshman and sophomore seasons for the Green Wave. During those two seasons in the secondary, Carr recorded 94 tackles, 48 assists, 22 pass breakups, 10 interceptions, two fumble recoveries, one sack, a defensive touchdown and a safety.

"I'm very excited to be back at cornerback," Carr said. "I'm looking forward to going against guys like Vincent Sanders. I told Vincent if he doesn't play me hard then he is disrespecting me and if I don't play him hard then I am disrespecting him. It's like a Lebron James- Kobe Bryant kind of thing."

Carr also had 472 return yards and two more touchdowns with 321 kickoff return yards on 12 attempts and a touchdown and 151 punt return yards on eight returns and a score earning first team all-state as a sophomore.



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