Carr adds NC State to the mix

Gainsville, GA safety Daunte Carr has added NC State to his final four. We are in the mix with Wake Forest, Stanford, and UCLA. The reason I find this so worthy is the reason behind Carr’s list: academics. ESPN reports that Carr wants to major in biomedical engineering and pre-medicine, the former being a large reason why NC State is under consideration.

“Their campus is nice, it’s rebuilt,” Carr said. “Before I visited, I thought that N.C. State was probably a very old school. I was very surprised about N.C. State and what they have to offer. They are known for their Engineering program and they said they share a medical program with UNC-Chapel Hill. I did not know that, so it makes it very attractive to me.”

Carr also mentioned proximity as a factor in favor of the Wolfpack, who have recruited well under head coach Tom O’Brien.

In my opinion, it’s this type of person that will flourish in a Tom O’Brien type system. The kid is obviously academically gifted, not withstanding a solid 3-star defensive back recruit.

While looking over this, be sure not to miss the other posts from this morning:

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4 Responses to Carr adds NC State to the mix

  1. James 05/28/2009 at 12:47 PM #

    Awesome! As a graduate of the Biomedical Engineering program, I hope he comes. BME improves every year. When I was there, the integration with the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine was more pronounced in the graduate school than in the undergraduate program. This might have changed.

    Sometimes our classes would have guest lectures from medical school professors, which was great. The rigor of our engineering program really strengthens the program. To graduate you have to navigate through difficult life science classes (organic, physiology, etc.), deal with some electrical engineering (singal processing), and mechanical engineering (statics, dynamics, solid mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, etc.).

    WRAL recently broadcast this report about the BME Senior Design program. It’s good to see it getting more recognition.

    Wake Forest has a joint BME program with Virginia Tech. A couple of folks I graduated with are purusing doctorates there.

  2. TOBtime 05/28/2009 at 7:20 PM #

    James, that sounds like an awesome degree. It probably wasn’t alot of FUN for the first 4-5 years but an awesome degree. Once again something to be proud of if you’re from NC State- like the Aerospace E. article from yesterday.
    This kid would be magnificent under TOB. At the position he plays you don’t have to be a 5 star athlete because you can make up for it in smarts. It doesn’t sound sound like this young man is lacking in either.

  3. tobaccordshow 05/28/2009 at 8:50 PM #

    Also, don’t forget Tom’s ability to pick out a 2 or 3 star and turn them into 4 and 5 stars.

  4. BassPacker 05/29/2009 at 7:28 AM #

    I know this post is about football but didn’t know where else to post this. There’s a great article in the Fayetteville Observer about NC State basketball recruiting which highlights in coming freshman Lorenzo Brown. You can check it out at:

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