After going from a virtually unknown prospect to a cornerback with several offers, Chris Carney of Denver (Colo.) Mullen is ready to get down to business with his official visits, starting with a Big 12 team.
Carney's two leaders have been Washington State and Iowa State for some time and it seemed only a matter of time before the 6-foot-1, 160-pound defender would start to set up a trip to one or both. The Cyclones came out of the gate first in that regard.
"There really isn't a leader between the two, but I am going to take an official visit to Iowa State on Dec. 9 after talking with coach (Tony) Alford," Carney said. "That's the week they play Iowa in basketball, so it will be nice to go out and see the rivalry."
Calls in September have come from both of his leaders as well as Oregon and Kansas State – two teams that haven't offered yet.
"They were just telling me they were interested and they'll be watching me during my senior season," Carney said. "Then they'll decide if they're going to offer after that."
A commitment doesn't look likely until Carney completes his official visits. The next one is pretty much a given.
"I haven't set up any others yet, but it's probably going to be Washington State," he said. "If any other offers come between now and then, we'll have to see. That's just who it's looking like now."
Carney is rated as the No. 13 overall prospect in Colorado.