Riley Carr, the Jackson High School football team’s powerful, versatile running back/linebacker, received his first college football scholarship offer.
The Air Force Academy made an offer to Carr, a 6-foot, 225-pounder, on Saturday, Jackson football coach Joel Vincent said.
“He’s super excited, number one,” Vincent said on Sunday. “But at the same time he’s not in a super-huge hurry (to commit). I think he’d like to see (how) the next few weeks unfold.”
Carr is arguably the top all-around player for unbeaten Jackson (7-0), which is No. 4 in the Tacoma News Tribune Class 4A rankings. Through Jackson’s first six games of the season, Carr was the leading receiver in the Western Conference South Division with 21 receptions for 453 yards (21.6 yards per catch) and six touchdowns. Carr also had 517 yards rushing (7.5 yards per attempt) and 14 TDs on the ground.
After Jackson’s Wesco South win over Mariner on Friday night, Carr and his dad flew to Colorado early Saturday morning and watched Air Force play Wyoming in Colorado Springs, coach Vincent said. Carr received the scholarship offer from Air Force during a private campus tour.
Carr has also received recruiting interest from Wyoming (which is why it made sense to attend the Air Force-Wyoming game), Eastern Washington University, Washington State University and the University of Idaho.