Crowell helped lead the Eagles to a 10-0 regular season record, posting incredibly impressive numbers at both linebacker and running back. The junior had 100 tackles, four sacks, four interceptions, a punt block, two fumble recoveries, and 10 total touchdowns (eight offensive). North Point lost to Old Mill, the eventual state champs, in the first round of the playoffs.
As a sophomore, Crowell mostly played on the defensive line and at fullback, but has since switched over to linebacker, a more natural position for him. Standing at 6'1, 219 and running a 4.5 40-yard dash, Crowell is typical of a new breed of linebackers - their size and speed resemble a safety, but they can still hit hard. He pointed to his speed when asked about his strengths as a linebacker.
The ability to run down any ball carrier, he said. And I can pretty much cover anybody at any speed. I've got to start using my hands more though and getting off blocks better.
Crowell says his experience as a running back has helped him at linebacker, You know what their instincts are and you have a better idea of what they're going to do.
The junior received his first scholarship offer only a few hours ago, as Assistant Coach Charles Bankins of Maryland let Crowell know that he had a place on the Maryland team.
[Coach Bankins] just e-mailed my dad and told me to call, Crowell said. And I called him up and he said he wants to offer me and he wants me to be a Terp.
Crowell likes the school and the program, and is looking forward to more research on the Terps.
I feel pretty good, exciting for the first offer, he said. I feel good about the school, it's a good school from what I've heard, I know a couple of people that go up there, and you know, it's close to home so I won't have to travel far away. They had a bad year, but they're a young team and they have a good recruiting class coming in.
The junior said he will most likely wait on making his decision until next season.
I'm probably just gonna sit and wait to see what I can get and then lay out all the choices and choose the school that I like the best.
Crowell was named a consensus member of the AP All-State team and was named to the Washington Post All-Met team, and he says that he is proud of these big accomplishments.