One of the most under-recruited players in the West region right now has to be San Jose (Calif.) Oak Grove defensive back Jabari Carr. The talented athlete dominated the NorCal NIKE Camp but is still waiting for his first scholarship offer to roll in.
Carr, 6-0, 185 pounds is one of the state's top defensive backs and has been one of the state's top players since his sophomore year. The talented safety earned all-state underclass honors as a sophomore after totaling 91 tackles with eight interceptions.
As a junior, Carr once again earned 1st team all-state underclass honors after totaling 94 tackles, 21 pass breakups, five picks, recovered five fumbles and scored touchdowns three different ways- interception, fumble recovery and punt return.
Safeties don't typically earn DB MVP honors at the NIKE Camps since the cover corners usually have the advantage with the camps being based heavily on one on one play. Still Carr shined all day long in what was a strong group of defensive backs.
"The group of defensive backs at Stanford was as good as any we saw and Carr was the best," lead NIKE DB coach Eugene Jackson said. "Carr demonstrated excellent footwork and hip movement through the SPARQ and position drills.
"He's very physical and aggressive, showed he liked contact and was a pure ballhawk during drills and one on ones. He has all the tools to be a big time safety with his long arms and rangy body. He was the top cover guy during one on ones, which is rare for a safety."
"I'm hearing from a few schools right now but no one has offered yet," Carr said. "Cal, Utah and Fresno State have been pretty aggressive and have hinted at offering. They all said they want me to focus on school and get my core up right now.
"I already took unofficial visits to Cal and UCLA and I'm looking at visiting Fresno State as well. "I was at UCLA for their Junior Day and it was really nice. I liked Cal a lot too, they stand out more than anyone right now because the location."