Carr Continues To Impress

Carr Continues To Impress

The combine trail ended up in Oakland today in it's final stop on the West coast as NorCal players tested their skills at the Oakland Raiders practice facility in Alameda. One of the top players on the day was Oak Grove's Jabari Carr.

The athletic 6-1/180 safety showed well today, running one of the day's fastest forties in 4.57 as well impressing in drills and in one on one coverage.

"It was really good out there today," said Carr. "The receivers showed a lot of good techique and it gave us a real good feel for what we'd be seeing at all the camps this summer."

Last week, Carr tested his skills at Cal's one day camp and impressed there as well.

"Truthfully, that was a really, really good camp," said Carr, who compiled 5 interceptions, 5 fumble recoveries, 5 td's 94 tackles and 19 passes defensed last year for Oak Grove. "The talent all-around was really good. It gave me a real good look at what D1 talent would look like at the next level. It was my first real look at seeing that much depth of competition.

"Coach Simmons said he knew all about me and liked my game. He wants to go over my transcripts to make sure I can qualify if offered. I have to make up a couple classes to meet UC requirements. It will take a lot of hard work but I'm willing to put forth the hard effort to do it."

Carr was a part of Oak Grove's CIF-CCS Open Division Championship, recording 94 tackles, 21 breakups, five interceptions and five fumble recoveries. He was a First Team All-State Underclass pick and was named the Mercury League Junior of the Year.

Shoring up his academics is a high priority for Carr and if he's able to accomplish his goals, many recruiting doors will inevitably open for the talented db.

Jabari Carr profile

For highlights and interview of Carr at today's combine,

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