AU Football Commitment Still Solid?

This early Auburn football commitment talks about his plans for the remainder of the recruiting process and whether or not he is still planning to sign with the Tigers in February.

Tallahassee, Fla.—Kareem Crowell committed to Auburn back in September, and the 6-3, 285-pound lineman from Godby High notes that he is still strongly committed to the Tigers even though he has one other official visit currently scheduled for the 20th of January.

"Yeah, I am solid," he explains. "I think I am going to still take my visit to Clemson because I gave Coach (Dabo) Sweeney my word that I was coming. I am an honest man, so I think I am still going to take my visit to Clemson and I think that is going to be it and on signing day I am going to sign with Auburn."

Crowell says that he is so solid with his commitment to the Tigers that he has already been doing some recruiting of his own, and plans on doing even more on his official visit to the Plains this weekend.

"I'll be up there this weekend and I am just excited," he says. "I have been hearing a lot of good things about Auburn and I am coming up there this weekend and just hoping to have a good time.

"All of the other recruits, some that may be thinking about committing, and really I am trying to get a whole bunch of boys on the team," the two-way standout adds. "I know I talked to Charlie Deas at that Florida-California bowl game and Coach (Auburn tight ends coach Steve Ensminger) says he is coming in this weekend so I am going to try and work on him a little bit so we can get some more people up there."

Crowell also notes that Deas was not the only player in the cross-country all-star game that he struck up a friendship with and is heading to the Plains for an official visit this weekend.

"I was talking to this other defensive end from Miami his name was Bryant Miller," Crowell says. "I think he is supposed to be up there this weekend, and if he is coming up I am going to try and work on him and get him and get some more big boys up there."

Kareem Crowell

The talented lineman adds that the chance to play with some of the best talent in the country in an all-star game was exciting. "It was a great experience," he says. "I got to see some of the boys that you see on the Internet, and it was good. I guess I am considered one of the top players if I got picked for the team because it is the best players in the state of Florida like Tim Tebow, C.J. Spiller, Jarred Fayson and Daron Rose.

"We all had fun," Crowell continues. "We didn't have any problems and we won 20-0. I played offense in this game, offensive guard for my first time. I just wanted to play it and see how it would be. I had a good time and I think I did very well."

Along with playing well in the talent-laden all-star game, Crowell also says that he thinks he played pretty well for Godby during his senior season. "We were 8-3," he notes. "The injury bug hit us and we had a lot of players injured, but I think I did okay. I could have done better. With me playing both ways it was kind of hard. I got hurt for a couple of games at the end of the season, but I think it was okay."


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