Dawg Post Review: Tae Crowder

Dean Legge reviews every member of Georgia's class of 2015 - today Tae Crowder

Tae Crowder

Running Back

Harris County – Hamilton, Ga.


Stars: 3

No. 78 overall player in Georgia

Committing to the Bulldogs was nearly an instant reaction for Tae Crowder.

Crowder, a three-star running back out of Harris County, had been committed to Georgia Southern before the Bulldogs offered, but he excitedly accepted the offer from Georgia the day he received it.

"[Georgia]'s my dream school! I've always wanted this opportunity!" Crowder said via text.

Crowder will join the run-heavy Georgia offense and have to work his way into the depth chart that currently houses workhorse Nick Chubb and other veterans such as Keith Marshall, Brendan Douglas and Sony Michel.

But, as history as shown, Georgia isn’t shy to working a young back, and Crowder has a brand new coordinator to impress, so there’s plenty of opportunity for the newbie to see field time.

Crowder shares the same stomping grounds as current Georgia linebacker Jordan Jenkins, both hailing from Hamilton, Georgia and playing for Harris County High School.

HONORS: Scout.com three-star prospect… Georgia Sports Writers Association Second Team All-State in Class AAAAA … Named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution All-State Honorable Mention in Class AAAAA

SCOUTING: He has the ability to do a little bit of what Quayvon Hicks is doing as far as an H-back type guy, even possibly tight end type guy, enough of a body to do that. But he's a pretty good runner in his own right.  He is a very physical guy, big tackle breaker, guy that we think could hold up well in our league, got a great stiff arm, just down after down after down, just stiffing guys into the ground and running them over. Very impressed with him. - Mark Richt

LEGGE’S QUESTION: Where are the positions Crowder will line up at - Running back, fullback? He’s played a bunch of spots in high school.

LEGGE’S THOUGHTS: Hard to know a ton about Crowder, but he’s a jumbo athlete. I know that Mark Richt won’t offer fullback-type prospects “unless they can do what Quayvon Hicks can do” - meaning they had better be able to flex out and make explosive plays in the open field. If Richt is mentioning Hicks when talking about Crowder that means he’s in that ballpark.

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