Lloyd Carr’s grandson picks Notre Dame
By: Mike Stiles -
Monday, June 13, 2022
C.J. Carr (photo courtesy of Getty Images)
(SALINE, MI) – Michigan and Notre Dame have had a rivalry for years on the field and now the Irish can claim a unique recruiting win against the Wolverines as 2024 quarterback C.J. Carr announced his commitment to them last week. Carr is the grandson of former Michigan football coach Lloyd Carr and the son of former Wolverines quarterback Jason Carr. He's a 6 foot 3, 195 pound quarterback from Saline High School in Saline, and he will play his college football in South Bend. In speaking to the media, Carr said he had been telling his family that he was going to Notre Dame since 2021. He says this past Sunday while visiting Notre Dame, was really when he told his dad that there's no chance for anyone else, and he was going to Notre Dame. Carr received his first scholarship offers from Michigan and then Michigan State shortly after his last freshman football game. His father didn't tell him Michigan offered initially, trying to let his son finish out the season. But once the Spartans jumped in, he informed him of both scholarships. Despite the ties to the Michigan program, his family has been supportive of him creating his own path and choosing the school that fits him best. His parents have been guiding him along the way, while allowing him to experience the whole process and make his own decision. Carr says his grandfather, who was the head coach at Michigan from 1995 to 2007 and coached the Wolverines to a national championship in 1997, was supportive and excited about his decision. It wasn't easy to make this decision to go elsewhere from the school he grew up around, but Carr wanted to make sure he made his college decision for the right reasons and not just because his family has ties to a program. With his family's blessing, he found Notre Dame as the top school for him and didn't waver from that decision.