Jacks land first 2014 verbal

South Dakota State this week got on the board for 2014 football commitments by landing a verbal from Omaha Burke cornerback Trey Carr.

On paper, it’s a solid start. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Carr is a three-star prospect - the Jacks haven’t had many of those - and the No. 5 recruit in Nebraska, according to Rivals.com. Burke coach Paul Limongi said that Carr is “without question the best two-way player in the state.” And he’s actually a three-way player, making big plays as a kick returner in addition to being a prolific receiver and corner.

"He’s one of the best I’ve coached in my 20 years in terms of his athleticism and his competitiveness and his tougheness and his nose for the football," Limongi said. "Just his savvy for how to play the game the right way is truly something special."

The seeds for this may have been sowed a couple of years ago. A three-year starter, Carr played for the same prep program as current SDSU corner Jimmie Forsythe, another acclaimed competitor. And he’s known Dan Jackson - a former Jacks player and current graduate assistant - since the sixth grade. 

Limongi said that Carr, also a basketball player, didn’t want to wait to see if a major-conference offer came to fruition in order to focus on his senior season in high school. He was confident in this choice and excited to be done with the recruiting process.

"He’s a zone corner, he’s a lockdown corner - he’s just a great defensive player," Limongi said. "He’s not afraid to bring the plastic, either; he’s a hard hitter."

Here’s his highlight reel.

Terry Vandrovec also posts regular updates on his Twitter page.