One of the toughest 2011 prospects to catch, both on and off the field, Isaiah Crowell is also one of the most coveted five-star prospects in the nation. With over 40 offers to his name, two schools stand out with Clemson trailing not far behind.
"Alabama and Georgia are on top, basically because I have a real good relationship with the coaches and players," Crowell told CUTigers.
"Clemson is third or fourth—something like that."
The Tigers picked up a pair of Carver standouts who signed with Dabo Swinney for the 2010 cycle.
"It's a good deal that they've got two of my teammates there. They're going to give me some more lean over there," Crowell said. (Hale McGranahan)
"It's a good deal that they've got two of my teammates there. They're going to give me some more lean over there," Crowell said.
Several things have stood out on his trips to Tigertown, though he would like to see more.
"I like the coaches, the players. I still have to go around the campus some more. I like the facilities—all of that," Crowell said. "But I haven't been up there to see everything."
This spring, he visited Clemson, Alabama, Auburn and Florida State. After school lets out for the summer, Crowell plans hit those destinations again, plus a trip to Georgia.
"I'm going to try to get to a lot of schools, go to games and go to the workouts too," he said.
With plans to take all five official visits, he said Georgia and Alabama are already destinations he's planning on.
"I want to probably go to USC, maybe Miami—I don't really know about the others," Crowell said.
"I think he could be a future millionaire. He has all the physical qualities that an NFL team would be looking for, in my opinion," Carver High head coach Dell McGee said. (Hale McGranahan)
Carver coach Dell McGee said its Crowell's competitive nature that makes him special.
"He loves to compete, especially on game nights. He thrives in competition," McGee said.
It also obviously helps that Crowell's been blessed with several quality attributes.
"He's got great size," McGee said. "He's 6-foot, 215 pounds right now. He's an every down back. He can catch the ball out of the backfield."
McGee believes Crowell could improve in his pass blocking and pad level.
"As I think about it, there are a lot of high schoolers who have that (trouble pass blocking)," McGee said. "I wouldn't say he doesn't block well, but that could be one thing that he could do a lot better, on a more consistent basis."
Regardless, McGee sees a very bright future for Crowell—one that could stretch beyond college football.
"I think he could be a future millionaire. He has all the physical qualities that an NFL team would be looking for, in my opinion," McGee said.