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2009 stud LB boasts five offers

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Manahawkin (N.J.) Southern Regional 2009 linebacker Glenn Carson has five offers. The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder has visited a variety of schools already and plans to take more trips in the near future.
"I have offers from Rutgers, Boston College, Maryland, NC State and Syracuse," he said. "Syracuse is a verbal, they haven't given me the paperwork yet.
"Right now, I'm trying to keep everything pretty equal. I'm still young. The first one from Rutgers sticks out a bit more, but I can't put any college ahead of the others."
Other schools including Virginia, Penn State and Stanford are also showing interest.
Carson has visited a number of colleges already.
"In got to go to a Rutgers game and then in the spring and summer I visited Maryland, Virginia, NC State, North Carolina and Duke," he said. "They were all mind-blowing. All the facilities were fantastic.
"I do want to take more visits and definitely check out Boston College sometime soon. I hear awesome things about them. I want to check out the West Coast and California and then Notre Dame for a visit."
What does the junior prospect want in a school?
"I feel like my teammates are the most important thing. I want to see eye to eye with them," he stated. "I also want unbelievable facilities and then one of the most important things is the coaching staff. I want to feel comfortable with them. I've got family up north and it would be nice to be near them, but it would be nice to go out-of-state."
This season Carson helped his team to an 8-3 record.
"I played tough," he said. "I made all-county, all-conference and second team all-state Group 4. I know I had about 100 tackles this season.
"I was much more controlled this year and disciplined."
Besides football, Carson is a talented wrestler, ranked No. 1 in the 2009 class by Intermat and No. 11 overall for his 215-pound weight class.
"I'm not shutting that away completely, but I'm leaning towards football a lot more," he said. "I have more of a future in it.
"Playing both is an option; some of the coaches encourage that. I really don't think that I'd want to do it though."
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