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Four-star athlete commits to the Arizona Wildcats

Rodney Carr, a four-star athlete from Los Angeles Salesian High School, committed to the Arizona Wildcats during a visit to campus this weekend.

Carr is rated four stars by 247Sports, which pegs him as the 35th-best player in California. Rivals.com and Scout.com rate him as a three-star prospect.

Carr has primarily been a running back and cornerback in high school — Scout ranks him as the seventh-best cornerback in the West — and Arizona is interested in him on that side of the ball.

“We talked a lot about the defensive schemes they run,” Carr told WildcatSportsReport.com, one of TucsonCitizen’s sports partners.

“The things we talked about are corner and safety a lot on this trip and it seems like I’m going to be a good fit as a defensive player.”

Arizona is hoping this is just the start of something good from Salesian High. The Wildcats have offered scholarships to a pair of Carr’s teammates — four-star linebackers Jamardre Cobb and Marquis Ware.

Carr carried 51 times last season, averaging 9.9 yards per carry. He made 92 tackles, also intercepting one pass and returning a punt 87 yards.

Carr is the ninth player to commit to Arizona’s 2014 recruiting class. Here is a look at the class, with updated rankings for the three major recruiting websites:

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. School 247 Rivals Scout
Devon Brewer S 6-0 175 Central East, Fresno, Calif. 2 3 3
Rodney Carr DB 6-0 185 Salesian High, Los Angeles 4 3 3
Cameron Denson WR 6-1 170 Salpointe Catholic, Tucson 4 4 4
Patrick Glover CB 6-1 181 Scottsdale C.C. NR NR 1
Jonathan Haden RB 5-8 189 Friendship Collegiate Academy, Washington D.C. 3 3 3
Kaige Lawrence OL 6-4 290 Chaffey C.C., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. 3 3 2
Jordan Morgan WR 6-2 200 Southridge High, Beaverton, Ore. 3 2 2
Nick Nataro TE 6-3 225 Estero (Fla.) High 2 2 3
Nick Wilson RB 6-0 191 Central East, Fresno, Calif. 4 4 4
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