quarterback Myles Carr will head about 250 miles north to continue his football career. Carr announced he has committed to play for the Fresno State Bulldogs.
“I’ve attended football camps there and think Fresno State is a good fit for me,” Carr told Arcadia Patch. “I wanted to become a Bulldog and now I am a Bulldog.”
Fresno State fired Coach Pat Hill on Dec. 4 and 10 days later hired Texas A&M offensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter as his replacement. Hill had been at Fresno State for 15 years.
Carr, 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, said he was recruited by Dave Schramm, Fresno’s new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach who came from the University of Utah to join DeRuyter’s staff Jan. 1.
Carr said he also considered going to Stony Brook in New York, Montana State and Sacramento State. He had actually verbally committed to Stony Brook on Jan. 6. Now, at Fresno State, he’ll be the newest Carr.
Fresno’s starting quarterback was Derek Carr, who is the younger brother of David Carr, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft who also played at Fresno State. Carr will be a redshirt junior, meaning his has two more years of eligibility.
Myles Carr, no relation to the David or Derek, figures to compete for the starting job as a redshirt sophomore, assuming he redshirts as a freshman. To redshirt a year means to practice with a team but not play in games in order to save a year of eligibility. The term redshirt is used because sometimes such players wear red shirts in practice to differentiate them from the others.
At Arcadia, Carr finished his senior season with 2,484 yards passing and 30 touchdowns, completing 168 of 264 passes. He threw only six interceptions, . He also rushed for 205 yards in 49 carries and was named the Pacific League’s offensive player of the year. The Apaches were league co-champions.
Carr’s three-year varsity totals were 395 completions, 613 attempts, 5,215 yards, 64 touchdowns and 20 interceptions.
Carr’s favored target, Taylor Lagace, has committed to play for UCLA, where he will be either a wide receiver or safety. Lagace played both positions at Arcadia. Lagace had originally indicated he would play for the University of Washington, but changed his mind after UCLA hired a new coaching staff.
Jon Dimalante, who has been Arcadia’s coach for 16 seasons, was previously an assistant coach at Fresno State. But Carr said that did not factor in his decision to play for that school. He said he is undecided about a major.
Click on the video to check out the highlights of Myles Carr's senior season.