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Tony Carr commits to Penn State: Maryland misses out on 2016 4-star guard

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Carr elected to go to Happy Valley, deciding on the Nittany Lions over Maryland and several other top programs.

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2016 4-star guard Tony Carr committed to Penn State Monday afternoon, choosing the Nittany Lions over Maryland, Temple, Providence, and SMU. Carr held scholarship offers from 23 different programs, including Georgetown, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Pitt, and Stanford, among others.

Carr is ranked as the 53rd best player, according to the 247 composite rankings. The 6'4", 180 lbs guard is considered the No. 1 player in the state of Pennsylvania for the 2016 class and the No. 9 overall point guard.

Here is what our own Matt Ellentuck and Carson Kenney had to say about Carr:

The 4-star recruit from Roman Catholic High in Philadelphia, PA just narrowed down his list of schools to five and fortunately for Maryland fans, the Terps are still in the running. Carter had cut his list down to 11 schools in mid-July, but injured his hip before the Nike EYBL Finals at Peach Jam. He realized that he could trim that list even further to help quell the large volume of calls he was getting from coaches. Via City of Basketball Love:

"It was just kind of getting stressful, coaches calling me and me already having a feel for what schools I wanted to seriously look into. I just thought that I would get serious with it and start cutting my list down."

On his thoughts about Maryland:

"They’ve been recruiting me since last year, so me and the coaching staff have a great relationship. They have a good program, they’re ranked pretty high, and I’d get to play with some other great players from that area, and my game could prosper."

Despite recruiting him since last year, Carr decided to stay in the state of Pennsylvania and take his talents to Happy Valley, where he was very comfortable with Pat Chambers and his staff. In that same article from CityofBasketballLove.com, Carr had this to say about Maryland:

"I strongly considered the University of Maryland, they have a great coaching staff also, I had a good relationship with them," Carr said.

We'll have more this week on Maryland's other 2016 targets and who else could join 4-star PG Anthony Cowan in the Terps' 2016 class.