Big OL on the Radar

Could the Tigers sign another player similar to the size of Barry Richardson and Cory Lambert? Curtis Crouch certainly fits the bill, and he's also got the Tigers in his top five. <BR>

OL Curtis Crouch
6-6, 316, 5.2
E E Smith High School
Fayetteville, North Carolina

The Clemson Tigers already have an outstanding offensive line class with four current commitments, but it goes without saying that this year's crop would get even better if they could add four-star tackle Curtis Crouch.

Crouch was watched closely by the Clemson coaching staff during last week's practice sessions for the Shrine Bowl, and he continues to be a main target for the Tigers today.

With his size and ability, he's simply too good to pass up. CUTigers.com has the latest on the Shrine Bowl standout in this recruiting question and answer session:

Did you enjoy your Shrine Bowl experience?
Curtis Crouch: It was fun. I didn't think I was going to play earlier this year, so when I made the roster I was very excited. I was happy to make it and glad to get a chance to play.

On the recruiting front, which team is your current leader?
Curtis Crouch: I don't have one right now.

Who are your favorites at this time?
Curtis Crouch: North Carolina State, Oklahoma, Virginia Tech, Clemson and Florida are my favorites.

What is your official visit schedule?
Curtis Crouch: I have already visited Oklahoma. I will visit Florida on January 7, North Carolina State on January 14, Clemson on January 21 and Virginia Tech on January 28.

When do you expect to make a decision?
Curtis Crouch: I'm not really sure. I might make an early decision. I don't think it will be before my first visit in January.

What was the highlight of your Shrine Bowl experience?
Curtis Crouch: I met a lot of new friends. There were a lot of great people there all week long.

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding offensive lineman from North Carolina, right up through signing day 2005.

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