By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Lloyd Carr was the longtime Michigan Wolverines assistant coach and head coach. Yet, his grandson will not be following in his footsteps.
C.J. Carr has announced that he will be playing college football with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He went public with his college commitment on Thursday.
Carr had more than 20 college offers. He was a top-ranked quarterback recruit before selecting the Fighting Irish.
“I think I really connected with the coaching staff right when I got on campus for the first time,” Carr says of his decision to choose the Fighting Irish, according to Sports Illustrated. “Each and every time I visited there, it continuously got better and better.
“I fell in love with the campus, the coaches and the culture, and really just everything about Notre Dame.”
Carr is a part of the 2024 class. He is a 6-3, 200-pounder signal-caller.
He selected Notre Dame over Michigan and other significant offers that included the Michigan State Spartans and the Penn State Nittany Lions. He also had offers from Georgia, Alabama, LSU, and others.
“I had planned a few southern trips,” Carr says. “I knew I wanted to go to Notre Dame in the early spring, but I also kind of wanted to see what was out there, and my dad was not going to let me make a rash decision. We expected to take some trips down south and look some things over, but after this recent visit [to Notre Dame], it was kind of like, ‘What are we doing?’
“I knew where I wanted to go, and Notre Dame was the place I wanted to be at for the next three to five years. I think we made the right decision.”