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Transfer Tracker: Indiana adds former four-star USC RB

Mark Pszonak contributed to this report.

The transfer portal never stops grinding. Earlier this week, USC transfer running back Stephen Carr, a former four-star, decided to use his grad transfer season with Indiana.

Carr scored 13 touchdowns at USC
Carr scored 13 touchdowns at USC (AP)

Recruiting: Carr committed to USC during the spring after his sophomore season. Despite taking official visits to UCLA and Arizona State in January, plus getting a late push from Oregon, he stuck with the Trojans on National Signing Day.

At USC: Carr made an immediate impact as a true freshman with 551 total yards and three touchdowns. In total, he rushed for 1,319 yards and 12 touchdown, while grabbing 57 receptions for 421 yards and one touchdown during his Trojans' career.

Farrell’s take: Carr never broke out at USC as expected and we loved his ability in space and as a receiver but he couldn't get untracked while the other elite backs in his class did. We felt a good fit would be a Big Ten or ACC program that would utilize his skills and Indiana seems like a good fit. His impact is a bit questionable however based on his up and down production so far but teamed with a potent offense and players like Michael Penix Jr. and Ty Fryfogle he could be a weapon especially in the pass game.

Impact Meter: 6.5 out of 10


The Transfer Portal continues to change the way college football programs recruit and manage their rosters so we here at Rivals.com continue to evolve our coverage. Each time a player of note enters the portal, we will examine their potential impact on the college football landscape and assign an impact rating, both when they enter the portal and when they choose a destination. The scale is from 1-10 and the description below explains the scoring scale.

1.1-4.0 — Not a big impact expected, likely a non-starter and down the bench depth player.

4.1- 6.0 — A solid impact can be expected in the right scenario and has the potential to battle for a starting job.

6.1-9.0. — A high impact player who won’t change a program but will certainly be a very good contributor and starter.

9.1- 9.9 — A very high impact player who should start the moment he steps on the field and will change the outlook of a program immediately.

10 — A franchise transfer who has a chance to be an All American and one of the elite players in college football.