Army All-American Stephen Carr focusing on state title, but keeping recruiting options open

Army All-American Stephen Carr focusing on state title, but keeping recruiting options open

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Army All-American Stephen Carr focusing on state title, but keeping recruiting options open

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Stephen Carr is presented with his honorary jersey for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl (Photo: Army All-American Bowl)

Stephen Carr is presented with his honorary jersey for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl (Photo: Army All-American Bowl)

For nearly two years, Summit (Fontana, Calif.) running back Stephen Carr has been committed to Southern Cal, but ask him to tell you 100 percent which jersey he’ll don next season and things get a bit uncertain.

“I’ve taken a couple of visits just to keep my options open,” said Carr, who has taken visits to Miami, Michigan and UCLA. “I’m still committed to USC and I plan to go there, but, like I said, I just try and always keep my options open with this process. I haven’t taken any other official visits yet.”

One jersey he’ll sport come January is his U.S. Army All-American Bowl jersey, which Carr was presented with Wednesday as part of the Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance.

The game is  Jan. 7 in San Antonio’s Alamodome at 1 p.m. (ET).

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“I’m blessed, it feels amazing to be a part of this game,” Carr said. “Just knowing about all of the great players that have played in this game is exciting. I can’t wait to play in it, but I’ve got some other business to take care of first.”

Stephen Carr presents his Dream Champion award to parents Stephen Sr. and Shonnda (Photo: Army All-American Bowl)

Stephen Carr presents his Dream Champion award to parents Stephen Sr. and Shonnda (Photo: Army All-American Bowl)

For now, Carr — ranked as the No. 3 running back in the Class of 2017 by 247Sports — and the Skyhawks (11-1) are focused on winning a state title.

They play Lawndale (Lawndale, Calif.) Friday in the second round of the playoffs.

“There’s absolutely nothing else I’m thinking about other than winning a state title,” said Carr, who has scored 34 touchdowns this season. “I feel like it’s all there for us as long as we execute and stay focused so that’s all I’m trying to do. The college stuff will take care of itself in time.”

One specific thing Carr is hoping works itself out is his jersey at USC, if in fact he ends up suiting up for the Trojans.

“I have to see if Steven Mitchell goes to the league,” Carr said. “If he does that I’ll most likely wear that No. 7. He plays offense and wears it now so if he goes I’ll wear that jersey. If not that’ll be OK too. It’s no problem.”

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