Recruiting is the lifeblood of any major college athletics team, but following it closely as a fan can sometimes be difficult and can often be time consuming. We’ll try and condense all the recruiting news you can use into this bi-weekly (sometimes more) post. It’ll include updates on current commits, including stats from their high school games, as well as news on players the Badgers are still pursuing. Let’s get down to business!
- 2024 QB CJ Carr (Saline, Mich.) out of Saline High School announced on Wednesday that he has received an offer from Paul Chryst and the Badgers after camping in Madison. Carr already has other offers from Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska and Notre Dame. If the last name Carr sounds familiar, it is because CJ is the grandson of former Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr. Further proof that time marches on and soon we’ll all be forgotten.
After a great camp and conversation with @PaulChrystWISC , I am blessed to have received an offer from the University of Wisconsin. @BadgerFootball @SWiltfong247 @BrandonHuffman @QBCollective @NxtLevelAtx @SalineFootball pic.twitter.com/345atnPbHV— CJ Carr (@13Cjcarr) June 23, 2021
On a happier note! Carr looks like quite the prospect. He stands at 6-foot-2 or 6-foot-3 and weighs around 180 pounds and still has time to grow as he’s only a rising sophomore. Carr told 247 Sports’ Steve Wiltfong that he enjoyed his time in Madison.
“Coach Chryst took a few guys and worked us out individually for about three hours, that really stood out to me. I loved his coaching style and I am excited to keep in contact with him.”
If you didn’t know that Carr was a freshman in these highlights you’d probably assume he was at least a junior. He has good arm strength, is poised in the pocket and makes the correct reads on plays with multiple options. I couldn’t find any stats for Carr and, according to his Hudl tape, he also played some JV football last year, but he looks like a player that will be pretty highly rated once he gets evaluated.
Not sure how much the legacy connection to Michigan will sway him, but I’d guess that there will be a lot of big time suitors for Carr over the next couple of seasons and the Badgers, despite getting in early, might not be around for the long haul in this recruitment.