Over the last few years Patrick Carr has turned heads on the football field with his big time playmaking ability.
The 5-foot-10, 180-pound three-star running back has shown his speed, quickness, and acceleration on the gridiron at the Woodlands High School. On Saturday, he showed the same speed, burst, and acceleration at the UIL State Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas.
Carr earned fifth in the 5A 100m finals with a time of 10.59 and also competed in the long jump. He did not medal, but he was grateful for the experience.
"It's a blessing. It's the top 9 out of all of Texas. It's pretty good," Carr said. "It's just me coming out here and hard work paying off. Now, I'm trying to start a new chapter and get into my zone more and focus more and actually try and go get something next year.
"This year was kind of just like ok it's a nice year. I had kind of a slow start at the beginning of the season and my coaches told me to stay patient. Then the next thing you know I'm here at state. It's been a blessing. I think God every day for blessing me with everything and also the support of my coaches and my family."
He has received some interest on the track from the likes of Auburn and Texas Tech, but his recruitment on the football field has really started to pick up.
"It's actually been going crazy because this spring there's been a lot of coaches coming around to come see me," Carr said. "Sometimes, like BYU came last week to see me. I've met a lot of coaches and talked to them and it's been a really cool process."
Carr holds offers from Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Houston, Illinois, Oregon State, TCU, Texas Tech, and Wake Forest. He has not set his summer schedule yet, but he plans to talk over everything with his mother soon. While he does not have any plans set in stone he does have a few schools he hopes to visit.
"Maybe Arkansas, hopefully, that's a good school. It's a good school in track and academics too," Carr said. "Maybe Arizona State. One of those."
The standout running back is taking the process slow and he is not ready declare any leaders at this point in the process.
"I'm just checking out what I have on the table," Carr said. "I'm checking out my options and seeing what they have and compare them."
He does know what he is looking for in a future college home.
"First I want to look at the academics and see if my career actually fits there," Carr said. "Also the sports, if the sports are decent I can deal with that and I'll just go out there and work hard and give it all I've got."