For Daunte Carr, things have started all over for him with the recruiting process. Carr, who has been a Stanford commit since back in June, has had to open things back up. It's not something he wanted to do.
"I am still going through the admissions process," Carr said. "I don't know if I will get though. It's frustrating and it seems like they are not telling me everything. The bottom line is that if I don't get in I am stick. I feel like I am behind the eight ball. So I told the Stanford coaches that I needed to look around and they agreed."
So who will gain from Stanford's loss if Carr signs elsewhere? Right now Carr is talking to several schools.
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"Virginia, UCLA, North Carolina, Maryland, UConn, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Louisville and Ole Miss are schools that I have had productive conversations with so far. I know it's late in the game with some of these teams. Some are full. Luckily I can make some official visits between now and Signing Day.
"As of right now I will take an official visit this week but I am just not sure who yet."
Carr, 6-2 and 198 pounds, is from Gainesville, Georgia. He has yet to make any official visits so he could possibly make all five before the end of the month.
"I plan on using them as well as taking some unofficial visits."
So does Carr still consider himself a Cardinal commitment? And what happens if he does get admitted to Stanford before Signing Day?
"If I am accepted I will be a Cardinal. Everything is premature right now and everyone is on the same level. I am just keeping my options open."
Carr, a four-star safety, finished with 100 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries this season.