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Stephen Carr | Running Back

Team: USC Trojans
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 180

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USC freshman RB Stephen Carr rushed for 119 yards on just 11 carries in Saturday's 42-24 win over Stanford.
Carr (6'0/210) did not score a touchdown in the contest -- fellow backfield mate Ronald Jones had both of the team's rushing scores -- but led the Trojans in rushing. He has been brilliant thus far in limited opportunities, having racked up 188 yards on the ground while averaging a silly 10.4 YPC in two games. So long as Jones is healthy, Carr's statistical upside is somewhat capped, but he has shown the ability to find success with reduced totes of the rock. Should Jones come down injured this season, look out. Sep 10 - 3:31 PM

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USC freshman RB Stephen Carr ran for 69 yards on seven carries with two touchdowns in a 49-31 victory over Western Michigan.

Carr (6'0/210) was one of the most impressive freshman in the country over the summer, and it carried over into the Trojans opener. Both of his scores came in the fourth quarter, and both were critical. His first was a one-yard dive into the end zone to give the Trojans a 28-21 lead with 8:57 left. Then, with the Trojans holding a 35-31 lead and looking to run out the clock, Carr burst around the right side for 52 yards to make it 42-31 and put the game out of reach. There are lots of mouths to feed in the Trojan offense -- and Ronald Jones is going to be the main man as long as he's healthy -- but it's clear there's a very bright future for Carr going forward.
Sep 2 - 9:07 PM

Sports Illustrated's Bruce Feldman has been "very impressed" by USC freshman RB Stephen Carr.

Writing from Trojans' camp this weekend, Feldman referred to Carr as a "really dynamic young [running back] who you keep noticing." USC's staff is well aware of the talent they have on their hands, with OC Tee Martin saying after the first week of camp that Carr "will play" during the 2017 season. He specifically cited the 6-foot, 180-pounder's football intelligence, noting that Carr is "way ahead of the curve from a mental standpoint." Rivals ranked the true freshman as the No. 38 overall prospect in the 2017 class.
Aug 19 - 3:57 PM

USC OC Tee Martin said that freshman RB Stephen Carr "will play" during the coming season.

"Usually, with running backs, it takes a little more time than where he’s at. He is way ahead of the curve from a mental standpoint. He’s really smart. Just his football knowledge," Martin said. Carr (6'0/180) was a four-star recruit in the 2017 class and ranked as Rivals' No. 38 overall prospect for the cycle. Ronald Jones III will be working as USC's lead back for the coming season, with Carr trying to gain a depth-chart foothold behind him.
Aug 10 - 4:55 PM

According to Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Gorney, USC four-star 2017 RB Stephen Carr "had an absolutely excellent showing" at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge.

Gorney thought Najee Harris (Alabama) and Cam Akers (uncomitted) put on the two best displays among running backs in Atlanta over the weekend, but that isn't a knock on Carr. Just a sign of how silly stacked the top end of this class is at the position. Gorney noted that "the soft USC commit has excellent size, surprising speed, a great burst to separate from linebackers and defensive backs and phenomenal hands to bring in short or deep passes." The 6-foot, 180-pounder ranks as Rivals' No. 29 overall prospect for the 2016 cycle. While he is committed to the Trojans, he plans to continue making the visiting rounds.
Source: Rivals
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 04:00:00 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Gorney wrote that USC four-star 2017 RB Stephen Carr is "expected to take multiple official visits."

Consider Carr's commitment to the Trojans a soft one. The 6-foot, 180-pounder hails from California and has seen the predictable Pac-12 love, with Arizona State, Arizona, Cal, UCLA and both Washington schools tossing offers his way. Whoever reels him in will be landing a tantalizing prospect. As Gorney put it, "The four-star USC commit has excellent size, he can run between the tackles, he can line up in the slot and catch passes. Carr has shown there is very little he cannot do on the football field."'s Greg Biggins called Carr the most impressive player he saw during the spring circuit.
Source: Rivals
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 06:16:00 PM national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins called USC four-star 2017 RB Stephen Carr "the most impressive player" he saw this spring.

"Carr made huge gains this spring in improving his burst, ability to make a defender miss in the open field and his top-end speed," Biggins explained. "He was always a strong, powerful back with a great frame but he now has elite-level quickness and the lateral mobility to embarrass a defender in the open field." The 6-foot, 180-pounder will continue to make the visiting rounds with other schools, but there is no indication that he is close to flipping from USC any time soon. Rivals ranks him as the No. 43 overall player in the 2017 class.
Sat, May 21, 2016 07:02:00 PM