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Late-blooming CB has 13 offers

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Dallas Lincoln has a history of having one of the top defenses in the area and it is a testament to that fact that two members of the unit - Devante Davis and Kerry Swarn - are currently committed to Baylor and Arizona, respectively. However, the Tigers have another fast-rising prospect in their senior class.
Cornerback Lloyd Carrington has seen his stock soar as of late. The 6-foot, 182-pound defender has seen numerous coaches come through the school and he is now up to over a dozen offers.
"I've gotten a lot of offers," Carrington said. "They started coming like two months ago and then, all of a sudden, a bunch came in right together. I'm up to 13 offers. Now that it's getting closer to signing day more schools are starting to come in."
With National Signing Day only a few weeks away, Carrington has had to narrow his focus to a handful of programs.
"I've cut it down to about five," he said. "I'm looking at University of Houston, Nevada, Tulsa, Oklahoma State and UNT. There are a couple of other schools too.
"I also have offers from Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, New Mexico State, Utah, Baylor, Utah State and Texas State."
Carrington has used two of his five allotted official visits, including a trip to an in-state program this past weekend.
"I went to New Mexico on my first visit in December," he said. "I went to UNT for my second one this past weekend. New Mexico, they have very nice facilities. They're in a rebuilding stage with the team but it's a nice city and I like what they have going on.
"North Texas was sort of the same way. It's a bit closer to home but, other than that, it's pretty much the same. I like what they're doing there too."
He is headed to another in-state school this weekend with his final destination still up in the air a bit.
"I'm going to Houston this weekend coming up," Carrington said. "On (Jan.) 28 I'll go to Pittsburgh or maybe Minnesota. Houston has offered me but Pittsburgh and Minnesota are still in the process of doing that."
Carrington admits that the process has been a bit hectic up to this point and he is not ready to name favorites. However, he plans to pare things down even further soon.
"They're all even at the moment," he said of his final group of schools. "I'm going to start making decisions and eliminating teams up toward signing day."
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