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Two standing out to Carr

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South Bend (Ind.) Clay offensive tackle Shakir Carr still has several BCS schools watching his progress this fall, but six schools from the MAC have already offered the 6-foot-4, 292-pound lineman.
Carr's six offers have come through from Central Michigan, Miami-Ohio, Buffalo, Bowling Green, Western Michigan and Ball State.
"Probably Western and Ball State stand out the most," Carr said. "I visited Western Michigan two weeks ago. I liked the campus - it is not too big, not too small and easy to get around. I like the coaches a lot and they are really welcoming. They made me feel like I was already going there. It was just nice all around.
"Same thing as with Western, Ball State has the perfect size campus and the coaches are welcoming. They had a nice presentation of their campus."
Carr has no plans for a college decision in the near future. He is still waiting to see how several BCS schools react to his play as a senior.
"USC told me they were going to watch me this fall as well as Michigan State, Cincinnati and Purdue," Carr said. "I know they are interested in my highlight tape from this year.
"I try to call the coaches of the big schools once a month to let them know I am still interested. I think I am going to send them one whole game film so they can see how I play throughout the game."
An offer from Michigan State would particularly pique the interest of Carr, who has made previous visits to East Lansing.
"I like Michigan State a lot," he said. "When I went up to see their campus it was really nice. I would like to get to know them more and them get to know me more."
Carr has helped his South Bend Clay team get off to a 2-1 start to their 2012 season, and he plans to work in some college game visits alongside his own games this fall.
"Central Michigan, they told me I could come to a game and I think I am going to go to their one against Michigan State this weekend," Carr said. "Me and Wesley [Thomas] are looking to get to some more games. We might go to an Illinois one."
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