Five-Star Running Back Visits Auburn

Talented tailback Isaiah Crowell talks about his unofficial visit to the Auburn campus.

Columbus, Ga.--Talented tailback Isaiah Crowell made the short drive over the Chattahoochee River and spent part of Friday in Auburn with his friend and teammate, Gabe Wright, as they hung out with members of Coach Gene Chizik's staff.

"It went good," the five-star running back prospect says. "I got to meet Coach (Curtis) Luper and I got to meet a lot of the coaches and eat with them and discuss a lot of things with them. It was nice.

"We talked about the recruiting process and how they are going to recruit me and how they will use me as a running back," he adds.

Luper, who coaches Auburn's running backs, talked to the Carver High junior about how the Tigers envision Crowell would fit into offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn's system, Crowell notes.

"They told me they are going to use me for the wildcat and many different things," says Crowell, who in his final game of his junior year rushed for 350 yards and three touchdowns vs. Flowery Branch in the state playoffs. "I think they will be able to use me in a lof of different ways and I like that."

At Carver the tailback has had success running out of the wildcat formation.

Crowell and Wright made the trip to Auburn with their head coach Dell McGee, a former Auburn defensive back who has built the Carver Tigers into a power in Georgia high school football.

"We are going to have another strong team this year," says Crowell. "A lot of players from Columbus want to play for Carver because of the success we have had. We have a lot of good players coming back. We had a good team last year, but we can do better this year."

Crowell notes that he enjoys playing football for McGee. "I have a lot of respect for Coach McGee and he has had a big influence on me," the running back says.

A tailback who runs with both power and sub 4.5 speed in the 40, Crowell rushed for 1,900 yards and 25 touchdowns as a junior.

Isaiah Crowell is rated as the No. 4 tailback prospect nationally.

The junior says he is no hurry to make a decision on his college choice and plans to wait until signing day before making his selection known.

Crowell, who says he is currently 6-0, 203 pounds, notes that Georgia was his solid early leader and will be in the picture down to the end because UGA is his homestate school. He notes that he and his teammate Wright, who are also considering playing together in college, are both seriously looking at Alabama, Florida State and others.

Crowell, whose brother Calvin played SEC football at Mississippi State, will be working on his speed this spring. He says he will try to break his personal-best time of 10.6 for the 100 meters running for the track team this spring. He also plans to run the 200 and on the 4x100 relay for Carver.

The running back, who also visited Auburn last month, says how he fits in with a team's players and coaching staff will have a major influence in guiding his college choice next year. "The relationship with the coaches is a big thing to me."

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