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SoCalDomer
03-23-2009, 04:14 PM
Safety
Chandler (AZ) Hamilton

Ht: 5-foot-11 (Events)
Wt: 176 lbs

SoCalDomer
03-23-2009, 04:15 PM
stories from last week; both espn, both by Biggins

Carrington lands big offer

Devon Carrington (Chandler, Ariz./ Hamilton) is easily among the most talented safeties in the West region this year. The defensive back picked up his fourth offer, all from the Pac 10, on Monday and could be close on a few more.

Stanford, Arizona and Arizona State were the first to offer Carrington and another school that has recruited the Grand Canyon State well the last few years threw their hat in to the ring Monday.

"I just got offered by Cal," and excited Carrington said. "Coach Simmons is the one recruiting me and I'm definitely interested in Cal. I know some of the guys on the team already like Marc Anthony, who lives down the street from me and I played with Covaughn Deboskie.

"My goal is to commit by the end of the summer so I'm going to take some unofficial visits and Cal is definitely a place I'm going to check out. I also want to visit Stanford and I may check out the Arizona schools too. I talk to Coach Kish at UA a lot and I'm close with the ASU coaches as well."

Carrington could hear as soon as Tuesday about another potential scholarship offer.

"I'm supposed to talk with Coach Weis at Notre Dame Tuesday," Carrington said. "I talked with Coach Hart Monday and they sound very interested so after track practice, I'm going to give Coach Weis a call and see what he has to say.

"If they offer, that would be huge and I'll definitely take an unofficial visit out there in the summer as well. Once school starts, I just want to focus on football and my schoolwork so that's why I'm looking to commit early. I'm not going to rush it or anything and if I don't know, I'll push it back but hopefully I can get this done early."


Carrington starting to get noticed nationally
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Posted by Greg Biggins

One day after picking up a scholarship offer from Cal, Hamilton (Chandler, Ariz.) defensive back Devon Carrington landed his first offer from outside the Pac-10.

"I was offered by Notre Dame," Carrington said on Tuesday. "I called up Coach (Charlie) Weis and talked to him for a few minutes and then he told me I fit a specific need they're looking for and he was offering me a scholarship.

"I was pretty excited and plan to check them out in the spring. Coach Weis told me he's going to e-mail me a spring practice schedule and I'm looking forward to seeing the place. Everyone knows about Notre Dame's great tradition and history and they're very high on my list right now."

Carrington also has offers from Cal, Arizona, Arizona State and Stanford.

"I'm wide open right now and don't have a leader," Carrington said. "I am leaning to getting out of Arizona just to experience something new but I'm not closing the doors to the Arizona schools just yet.

"I'm going to take a bunch of unofficial visits and then hopefully be ready to make my decision before summer is over."



West Recruiting Blog - ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/index?name=West_Recruiting)

GOLDENISTHYTATE
03-23-2009, 04:32 PM
Chandler is perhaps the top school in Arizona in terms of producing D-1 talent. I believe they provided Devon Kennard last year if memory serves correct. Devon looks solid and I am always for stealing recruits that might possibly go to USC if offered.

Bubba
03-23-2009, 04:59 PM
Chandler is perhaps the top school in Arizona in terms of producing D-1 talent. I believe they provided Devon Kennard last year if memory serves correct. Devon looks solid and I am always for stealing recruits that might possibly go to USC if offered.

Nope. Kennard went to Desert Vista in Phoenix. Although, you're right. Chandler does put out some talent.

GOLDENISTHYTATE
03-24-2009, 07:47 PM
I thought I might be wrong on Kennard. I figured out who I was thinking of though. I was thinking of Gerell Robinson from '08, who we all thought was going to commit to us but picked ASU instead.

Clausen2Kamara
03-24-2009, 10:27 PM
We neeeeed safties...Hopefully this kid will see our depth chart and come on board to ND...

irishmarine
03-25-2009, 03:48 PM
quality education and early pt should bring some prospects here hopefully

fightinirish68
03-25-2009, 04:13 PM
hes 176 lbs. thats my only concern.

NDinL.A.
05-08-2009, 08:35 PM
He's turning plenty of heads in the camps, and he's considered one of the top safeties in the west. Here's one quote from him, per ESPN, regarding ND:

"I'm still trying to figure out my schedule, but I know May 26 and 27, I'm going to check out Cal and Stanford," Carrington said. "I've already been to Arizona and Arizona State since they're local and I plan to visit Notre Dame and Northwestern for sure, but I haven't set those dates just yet."

OCIrish
05-08-2009, 10:09 PM
Sounds good, thanks for the update LA.

jason_h537
05-09-2009, 01:02 AM
hes 176 lbs. thats my only concern.

as a junior,he'll probably play at 200 mayb 210 in college

Cal, Stanford, Northwestern, and ND. Sounds like he has got a good head on his shoulders

NDinL.A.
05-12-2009, 06:00 PM
Still considering different schools, but he said his top 2 are ND and Stanford. Still going to take several unofficials though, but ND is in a good spot here. Will make decision at the end of summer.

jason_h537
05-13-2009, 01:07 AM
Nice

GOLDENISTHYTATE
05-13-2009, 02:05 PM
Landing this kid would grant access to a very good talent-producing school and hopefully open the floodgates of what appears to be a state that is becoming filled with more and more D-1 talent.

BGIF
05-13-2009, 04:24 PM
Landing this kid would grant access to a very good talent-producing school and hopefully open the floodgates of what appears to be a state that is becoming filled with more and more D-1 talent.

Open the floodgates? Polian's already overtopped the levees!

Clausen, Crist, Dever, Fauria, McDonald, Wood, Evans on the roster (7 out of 83)

Chris Martin committed

OFFERS
Nick Montana
Anthony Barr
Robert Woods
Erik Kohler
Ronald Powell
Tony Jefferson
Dietrich Riley
Sean Parker
Dion Bailey



AWAITING OFFERS
Camerson Roberson
Giovanni Di Paolo
Pierce Richardson
Bryan Bennett
Jesse Scroggins

NDinL.A.
05-13-2009, 06:41 PM
BGIF;287775Open the floodgates? Polian's already overtopped the levees!

Clausen, Crist, Dever, Fauria, McDonald, Wood, Evans on the roster (7 out of 83)

Chris Martin committed

Yo BGIF, Carrington is from AZ; you're talking about CA guys. Polian is definitely putting in work in CA, and putting a nice dent into USC's and UCLA's recruiting classes, but what Golden is saying is that it would be nice to get that same type of recruiting pipeline in AZ...

BGIF
05-13-2009, 07:32 PM
Yo BGIF, Carrington is from AZ; you're talking about CA guys. Polian is definitely putting in work in CA, and putting a nice dent into USC's and UCLA's recruiting classes, but what Golden is saying is that it would be nice to get that same type of recruiting pipeline in AZ...

Mea culpa! Reading is fundamental.

Thanks for correcting my error.


Arizona is a place that we don't seem to do well at all. I can't think of anyone on the current roster from AZ. John Kadous is the only Arizona player that comes to mind. Has it been that long? IRC, Kadous's HS coach wasn't very complimentary over the Kadous situation.

ND's unsuccessfully chased some prime talent in Craig Roh, Devon Kennard, and Corey Adams last year and Gerrell Robinson the year before. Everson Griffin also comes to mind.

Bishop Gorman frequently seems to have some players but rarely any interest in ND. Does anyone know if Bishop Gorman is a Catholic school?

Bubba
05-13-2009, 07:34 PM
Mea culpa! Reading is fundamental.

Thanks for correcting my error.


Arizona is a place that we don't seem to do well at all. I can't think of anyone on the current roster from AZ. John Kadous is the only Arizona player that comes to mind. Has it been that long? IRC, Kadous's HS coach wasn't very complimentary over the Kadous situation.

ND's unsuccessfully chased some prime talent in Craig Roh, Devon Kennard, and Corey Adams last year and Gerrell Robinson the year before. Everson Griffin also comes to mind.

Bishop Gorman frequently seems to have some players but rarely any interest in ND. Does anyone know if Bishop Gorman is a Catholic school?


I think Bishop Gorman is in Vegas....and yes it is Catholic.

The big Catholic school here in Phoenix is Brophy

BGIF
05-13-2009, 07:57 PM
I think Bishop Gorman is in Vegas....and yes it is Catholic.

The big Catholic school here in Phoenix is Brophy

Mea maxima culpa! Thanks for the correction. I can add geography to reading.

BGIF
06-19-2009, 02:53 PM
Carrington is planning a trip to ND according to Jeff Baumhower, IrishEyes

NDinL.A.
06-19-2009, 03:25 PM
Bringing his dad along, who is very excited to see ND. Haven't set the date yet though...

WabashFalcon
06-19-2009, 07:47 PM
Bringing his dad along, who is very excited to see ND. Haven't set the date yet though...

Maybe dinner. Dancing? Then we can take him and his dad back to the dorms, put on a Disney flick and try the old arm over shoulder rountine. If we're lucky... maybe second base?

jason_h537
06-28-2009, 09:43 PM
Rivals says he is committed to Stanford. Did not see that one coming

NDinL.A.
06-28-2009, 10:40 PM
Shocker. I almost can't believe it's true, but it's all over the 'Net...

jason_h537
06-28-2009, 10:44 PM
That sucks but nothing a trio of bad ass safeties from Cali wont fix. I'm lookin at you Bailey, Parker, Riley

BGIF
06-29-2009, 12:09 AM
Per Rick Jones Cardinalreport.com:
Devon Carrington became Stanford's 21st commit. He's their 4th verbal this weekend.


And ND fans will continue to blow Stanford off as "Harbaugh can't coach or recruit". With ND and WF on their schedule I think they'll have a tough time getting bowl eligibile. They'll still get beat often but they got enough to beat anybody that takes them lightly.

BGIF
06-29-2009, 12:12 AM
Hey do we scratch Carrington from the July Visitors list or is the 24 hour wait till he goes home and sees his coach rule in effect?

jason_h537
06-29-2009, 12:14 AM
I don't know? i assume he won't go now, but don't know how firm the committment is.

BostonND
06-29-2009, 06:31 AM
I haven't really heard anyone say that Harbaugh can't recruit. In fact, quite the opposite given that Stanford has a pathetic fan base for football. I'm very curious to see what happens to that program in the future.

Polish Leppy 22
06-29-2009, 09:50 AM
Let's hope Carrington's commitment is similar to Tai-ler Jones

NDinL.A.
06-29-2009, 11:36 AM
Let's hope Carrington's commitment is similar to Tai-ler Jones

PL22, you hit the nail on the head. Read this article from ESPN and tell me if you think his committment is firm:

Devon Carrington (Chandler, Ariz./Hamilton) has decided to end the recruiting process.
"I just committed to Stanford," Carrington said. "I just got off the phone with coach (Jim) Harbaugh and told him I was ready to do this and he was pretty excited about it.
"Stanford was my first offer and they have been the school recruiting me harder than anyone else from the beginning. I really like all their coaches and I like the direction the program is going in. I've always wanted to go to Stanford and lately, I started to think more about life after football and Stanford offers so much in that regard.

"Plus they were starting to fill up their class pretty fast and I didn't want to risk losing my spot. I still want to take some official visits to other schools, but my commitment is firm and I'm excited to be a Cardinal."

Carrington is one of the top safety prospects in the West region and just had an impressive showing at the USC Rising Stars Camp.

"I talked to coach Franklin after the camp and he told me they're going to start recruiting me pretty hard now," Carrington said. "If they decide to offer, they'll definitely be one of the five schools I want to visit.

"Right now, I'm still looking at Notre Dame and Arizona. Notre Dame is a great school and my family and I really like Arizona and Mark Stoops as a defensive backs coach. I had a good time visiting Cal and want to take another trip there and then probably Oregon and ASU would be my last two visits.

"I'll visit Stanford a few more times too and I think it's a great overall fit for me. Academically and athletically, you can't beat Stanford and like I said, I really like coach Harbaugh a lot and I'm excited to play for him."

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/...est_Recruiting

His commitment is firm, but if USC offers they'll be in his top 5??? His commitment if firm but he'll still take his officials? Hey, he's just a kid, but he sounds a bit confused.

I'm all for kids searching around and doing their due diligence, because this is one of the biggest if not the biggest decisions of their lives. However, I'll never get the 'I'm committing to X and my commitment is solid as they come, but I am going to listen to other schools and I will take my 5 official visits." Well, then that's not a commitment! It's shady, if you ask me, to try and reserve a spot in a school's class, only to change schools and leave the old school shit out of luck.

I really wanted this kid, and it's good for us (and AZ and USC and Cal) that he's taking officials, but it sucks for Stanford, and it sucks when it happens to us (the Littles, Omar, etc)...

jason_h537
06-29-2009, 06:08 PM
Its ok we got badger now. We got a solid safety prospect, now we can focus in on our top 4 prospects and try for another commit.

NDinL.A.
10-12-2009, 09:27 PM
Confirmed to ISD that isn't coming for the USC game. He just passed admissions to Stanford, so that effectively killed off his recruitment, as he is solid to Stanford.

Fortunately, we already have Badger in the fold, and are the leaders for Amerson, and are in great shape with Parker. Hopefully we can get them as well. Need a big game this weekend (of course). Carrington is going to a great academic school; good for him...

WabashFalcon
10-12-2009, 10:18 PM
Confirmed to ISD that isn't coming for the USC game. He just passed admissions to Stanford, so that effectively killed off his recruitment, as he is solid to Stanford.

Fortunately, we already have Badger in the fold, and are the leaders for Amerson, and are in great shape with Parker. Hopefully we can get them as well. Need a big game this weekend (of course). Carrington is going to a great academic school; good for him...

Well... shit.

BGIF
10-12-2009, 11:08 PM
Confirmed to ISD that isn't coming for the USC game. He just passed admissions to Stanford, so that effectively killed off his recruitment, as he is solid to Stanford.

Fortunately, we already have Badger in the fold, and are the leaders for Amerson, and are in great shape with Parker. Hopefully we can get them as well. Need a big game this weekend (of course). Carrington is going to a great academic school; good for him...


I never understood Carrington committing to Stanford when Badger switched but saying he was interested in ND. He was just keeping an option open if he didn't clear Stanford Admissions.