Crowell Receives Offer From Mountaineers

Junior linebacker Conner Crowell, one the top 2011 players in the state of Maryland, recently received an offer from West Virginia. He is waiting on the recruiting process to take its course, and still likes the Terps.

You can't say enough about Conner Crowell. The 6'1", 219 linebacker runs a 4.5 40 and is an incredible linebacker for the North Point (Waldorf, MD) Eagles. Not only does Crowell have the skills, but he puts up the stats as well, garnering 100 tackles, four sacks, and four interceptions in his junior season. Less than a month ago, Crowell received his first offer, from Maryland, and about two weeks ago he received his second, from West Virginia.

"Well I was supposed to go down [to West Virginia] for a basketball game that weekend," he said. "But we got snowed in, so I couldn't make it there. So [defensive coordinator Jeff Casteel] just said they're trying to get me there as soon as possible and they offered me a scholarship."

Both schools are relatively near Crowell's home, something that he appreciates about the universities.

"I like the fact that they're close to my home," he said. "And that they're not too far away from my parents, so it won't be trouble for them to come watch me play."

Both schools also largely employ a blitzing 3-3-5 scheme on defense, which fits Crowell's playing style perfectly. Quickness is valued in this defensive formation, which is Crowell's strongest trait as a linebacker. Crowell said he would enjoy playing in such a scheme.

"Yeah, because that means there's more blitzing going on and more one-on-ones with the backs," he said. "And that's what I like to do and that's my game right there. I think I'm a pretty good blitzer, that's one of my strong points."

Crowell was named a consensus member of the AP All-State team and was named to the Washington Post All-Met team.

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