ASU and UCLA are in a tight race for the services of three-star quarterback Rudy Carpenter (6-3, 190, 4.7) from Westlake, Calif. If your team is looking for a winner, look no farther than Carpenter.
Carpenter one of the main reasons that Westlake was a perfect 14-0 and the Southern Section CIF Division IV Champs. Under Carpenter’s leadership Westlake also toppled Southern Section CIF Division II Champs Newhall (Calif.) Hart and Southern Section CIF Division III Champs Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame.
CU under Bill McCartney made a habit of recruiting kids from winning programs. McCartney would have loved Carpenter.
Anyone who saw Carpenter play knows what fiery competitor he is. Many have compared Carpenter’s competitive fire to former UCLA Bruin Kade McNown’s competitive nature.
This is not to say that Carpenter will become the next Cade McNown, but he has a lot of McNown type intangibles.
It is a very tough race between UCLA and ASU at the present time. Both Coach Dorrell and Coach Koetter represented their universities well.
“Coach Dorrell was in our house and cleared up the air on a lot of things for us,” Scott Carpenter, Rudy’s Dad said. “Coach Dorrell said that he will send a written offer in the mail and should get it in a couple of days.”
That is good news for Bruin fans because ASU and Dirk Koetter came through with their word.
Carpenter received his written offer from ASU in the mail this week.
Carpenter still needs to get past UCLA’s tough admissions, but Coach Dorrell is confident that Carpenter will be accepted.
“Coach Dorrell also did a nice job explaining why UCLA started recruiting Rudy late,” Scott Carpenter said. “We feel better about UCLA now. We wanted to see Coach Dorrell and talk to him eye-to-eye to really get a good idea on where UCLA sees Rudy.”
Carpenter will visit BYU this weekend on Jan. 16th. He wants to cover all of his options.
If the Arizona Wildcats talk to Carpenter this week they will also be considered because out of loyalty to the school that was first to put an offer in writing.