Five-Star Running Back Checks Out Tigers

Five-star running back Isaiah Crowell talks recruiting with Inside the Auburn Tigers. The report includes his impressive junior highlight video.

Columbus, Ga.--Junior running back Isaiah Crowell already has so many scholarship offers it is difficult to keep up with them.

"I think I have about 40," says Crowell, a 6-0, 203-pound junior running back with sub 4.5 speed in the 40-yard dash.

Running for 1,900 yards and 25 touchdowns as a junior is one way to garner plenty of attention from college coaches.

One of the colleges interested in the tailback is the closest major program to his hometown, Auburn.

"I went to a junior day at Auburn and that went real well," he says. "They gave us some real good hosts. The campus is beautiful and I enjoyed getting to meet the coaches and some of the players. I met Curtis Luper. He is a nice guy."

Luper is Auburn's running back coach.

If Auburn or anybody else is going to sign Crowell, they have work to do.

"Georgia has always been my favorite school because they are in the state," he says. "Everybody else is competing with Georgia."

Asked if everybody else is wasting their time recruiting him, he answers, "I am not definitely going to go to Georgia, but they will be in my final group."

Commenting on what he is looking for in a college, the junior says, "The big thing for me is getting a relationship with the coaches and the players and fitting in."

His brother, Calvin Crowell, played safety at Mississippi State. "He is about seven or eight years older than me," the Carver High star points out. "He said to keep my head clear and not get the big head. He said there would be a lot of people looking and me and I should just try to be the best person I can be."

Commenting on his style as a runner, Crowell says, "I think I have a lot of things. I am quick, I have moves, I?have power, I have speed. I can do it all."

As a junior the running back says his best game came against Flowery Branch when he rushed for 350 yards and three touchdowns.

A player who also returns kickoffs, he took one the distance last season. "I am trying to work on that and get more this season," he says.

Isaiah Crowell

Under the direction of head coach and former Auburn player Dell McGee, Carver has become the power in Columbus high school football. Crowell says to look for more of the same in 2010.

"We have a lot of people coming back," he points out. "I think our team might be better this year."

"Coach McGeee is one of the reasons we are good and another one is because we have a lot of talent," Crowell notes. "Everybody in Columbus wants to go to Carver to play football.

"Coach McGee is a good guy.," the running back adds. "I love Coach McGee. I think he tries to help me as much as I can and teaches me to stay on the right route."

Crowell says Carver will start spring training in April. He also will run track competing in the 100, 200 and 4x100. He says that his best time in the 100 is 10.6 seconds.

In the classroom the junior says he is an honor student who is probably interested in majoring in communications in college.

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