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:
"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.